Fostering Technical Writing in Developing Nations


In my talk, I intend to share my experience of working with employers, educational institutions and fellow teammates to create a difference in the field of technical writing in Nepal. Also, I will discuss how I was able to set up a team of young technical writers, to keep them motivated, and to explain them the possibilities of working globally.

Awareness of Technical Writing as a separate domain can come from three aspects: employers, educational Institutions and the working people themselves. It is crucial to create awareness about technical documentation in the educational institutions as they are the "producers" of the future pool of professional writers.

It is essential for employers to understand that technical writing is a specific domain and technical writers add value to companies by creating useful product documentation. There is a need to change the general perspective that anybody in the team can write. We need to understand the importance of customer-focussed documentation.

  • Conference: Write the Docs PRAGUE
  • Year: 2019

About the speaker

Prerana Pradhan