The importance of good documentation can build a strong foundation for any thriving organization. This reference text provides a detailed and practical treatment of technical writing in an easy to understand manner.
The text covers important topics including neuro-linguistics programming (NLP), experimental writing against technical writing, writing and unity of effect, five elements of communication process, human information processing, nonverbal communication and types of technical manuals.
Aimed at professionals and graduate students working in the fields of ergonomics, aerospace engineering, aviation industry, and human factors, this book:
- Provides a detailed and practical treatment of technical writing.
- Discusses several personal anecdotes that serve as real-work examples.
- Explores communications techniques in a way that considers the psychology of what "works"
- Discusses in an easy to understand language, stories, and examples, the correct steps to create technical documents.
Vahid Paeez has worn different and multiple hats in the technical field (aerospace). As a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), he has led the Human Factors sub-tech committee for this nonprofit organization in the past 4 years. As a tech writer, instructor, and researcher in 2 continents and working with many individuals with diverse backgrounds in 2 languages, he has come across serious issues in the tech pubs both in the commercial and non-commercial aviation industry. He is a QA auditor (recognized as one of the New Voices for Quality by the American Society of Quality in 2016) - fluent in proper documentation, implementation, audit, and follow-up - who works passionately with many teams, groups, and supervisors. His research revolves around creating technical communication from a human factors standpoint, humans writing for humans, language-human interface, and safety management system. He has authored and co-authored articles and papers concerning the very topics in English and Farsi. He has designed and conducted training in the very areas for the private sector, colleges, and universities, and for the government. Designing for the user is a broad topic with many aspects and implications for it. He has had an expanded role as liaison between organizations and the regulatory agencies.
1. Requirements: Meant for All Seasons. 2. The Language of Language. 3. Design of Language; Language of Design. 4. To Be Writing or to Refrain From Writing? That Is the Question. 5. Technical Communication. 6. Mission: Omission of Miscommunication. 7. Fair to Err?. 8. Simplified English Simplified. 9. Writer: The Deliverer. 10. Going With the Grain of the Brain. 11. Factors Called Humans. 12. Enforcement, The Missing Link. 13. Either Illuminate, or Forever Eliminate. 14. Storytellers that We Are: Art of the Narrative that We Own. 15. Fully Owned by Language. 16. Maintenance; Continuing Airworthiness. 17. Numbering Publications Non-Commercially. 18. Writing in Progress: Instruments at Work. 19. Tech Writing, Sample 1. 20. Tech Writing, Sample 2.