Technical Writing

Types of Technical Writing

  • Requirement specification

  • Best Current Practice

  • Guidelines

  • Standard Operating Procedure

  • Emergency Operating Procedure

  • Handbook

  • Flight Rules

How to Write

It is possible to apply general coding guidelines to writing in principle. Primarily:

My point today is that, if we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as “lines produced” but as “lines spent”: the current conventional wisdom is so foolish as to book that count on the wrong side of the ledger. – Edsger W. Dijkstra [1]

Just replace lines of code with words.

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