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Tech Comm & Multimedia Writing by Mind Map: Tech Comm &
Multimedia Writing
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Tech Comm & Multimedia Writing

Ethics and Technical Instructions

Functionality

Safety

Misue of product

Hazards even with proper use

Troubleshooting

Product liability

PSA, Process-5 steps

Plan

Research

Draft

Review

Distribute

Rhetorically Thinking requires an audience, Exigency and purpose, workplace writers, Context and constraints and Documents.

New node

Transnational Communication Chp. 5

Culture

How a group of people (religion, politics, education, ethics, economics, and art) understand or interpret communication.

Language

The target language, Understand as much about the target audience as possible. The more you know how your "audience" thinks, the better your document will be more understood.

Official national languages, Know your audience's OFFICIAL LANGAUAGE - BY law documents must be presented in all langages. This may eliminate having to translate many times.

International english, English used to be the language for global business - considering not many people we due business - using local languages.

Text directionality, When doing global business, be aware of how your audience reads documents.

Writing style, English writing is more repetitive then French, be understanding that when documents are being translated that you do so in maintaing the accuracy.

Technology

Politics and law

Economics

Society

Religion

Transnational Ethics

Culture may determine ethics, but be in mind that what may be ethically important may not be so appealing to others.

Transnational Audience (how to write for them)

write clearly

Localize your writing

Account for Visial and Auditory Perceptions

Organizing and Drafting Documents Chp. 7

The order in which information is presented can be crucial.

Predrafting Strategies - can help eliminate problems when writing a document., Confirm your purpose, Analyze you auduence, Gather your information, Develop ideas about the information, Organize your information, New node

Technical Instructions Chap. 18

"When all else fails, read the instructions"

Key Elements, Title/Title Image, clear and concise, let the audience know where they will end up., Byline, information that tells the audience imformation about the company responsible for the instructions, Date, Introduction, Alerts, Equiptment Needed, Parts List, Steps

Quick Reference Card

Help Pages, Be clear and concise, Be Direct but Friendly, Provide examples, Provide Links, Include Search Feature, Consider Context