The Art of Technical Writing in a Nutshell!

Technical writing is a profession that requires strong communication skills to interact with the global audience and expertise to understand the functionalities of the software applications. It is not mandatory for the technical writer to have a deep knowledge of coding or technical language, but produce documents for the intended audience in a clear and concise manner. 

I recollect one of my HR friends saying, I can replace a technical writer within a week, unlike the other technical resources.” On the contrary, we only have a limited number of skilled technical writers who have the ability to create quality documents that are shipped with the product. Though editing is a part and parcel of the technical writing job, editors are hired for cleaning up the documents.     

Effective technical writing involves creating meaningful content, applying minimalism to some extent, that helps the readers to comprehend quickly. With the advanced authoring and publishing tools, it’s no big deal to create useful documentation devoid of redundant content as one can easily map relevant data. The technical writer must be a Grammar Nazi to succeed in the field of technical writing.

Kavitha Patchamalai

Bloody Mary

She keeps the buffoons next to her,
Plots against the straight minded,
Tries to put them on a strong leash,
If she fails, tricks them believe evil.

Acts to help them out of misery,
But keeps her aides around them,
Works hard behind them, slowly,
Pushing them to the verge of fall.

Selfish is she, cares to rise high,
Inhuman! not a human of course,
As you sow, so you reap is a saying,
That applies to the one that sinned.

Kavitha Patchamalai

To the beautiful you!

To the beautiful you, rest in peace!
Life is too beautiful to end abruptly,
You should taste love, hatred and pain,
Which are nothing but a bundle of life.

Who is free from mystery?, you left,
So sudden, that is too unfair and cruel.
You must age gracefully, leave footprints,
For the world to remember you as you!

It’s sad that you are already gone,
You may rest now, with no pain,
As you may have felt “it’s painful”,
You became eternally beautiful!

Kavitha Patchamalai

An Angel

The devil inside him provoked him,
Made him an obsessive man of rage,
Lost all his savings in intraday trading,
Gave her a tough time, drove her mad.

She stood strong, changed him with love,
Then came the blow so strong to digest,
That he is dying slowly, losing himself,
Yet, she hoped a miracle might happen!

She, a pure soul worked with him,
He liked her for her humble nature,
Proposed and married her happily,
Seasons changed, so did he, cruelly.

Kavitha Patchamalai

I’m Clean

Was under the scorching Sun,
All day long, burning in heat,
I noticed a sudden change,
The Sky poured down on me.

I felt refreshed and clean,
As the rain washed the dirt,
Cursed her for driving me fast,
On any dusty road with no care.

She must be happy for the rain,
As she can sleep forgetting me,
Will jump in joy at my sight,
For the rain did her job so clean.

Kavitha Patchamalai

It beats fast

I can feel my pounding heart,
At the gym on a treadmill,
And when I laugh at silly jokes,
A simple sign of being alive!

The heart is really amazing,
That gives love and affection,
Is just made of flesh and blood,
That lets us stay humane!

Pounds fast when you love,
Skips a beat when you miss it,
Both the ways, it pains a lot,
Yet, better to follow your heart!

Kavitha Patchamalai

Ouch!

Love the way he cycles for hours,
In between the chats and giggles.
My heart falls on my feet often,
When he vanishes round the corner.

Exhausted, I fall on the big bed,
Aah ! I shout as Legos are there.
Wake up suffocated at night,
To find him sleeping on my chest.

Long to see him wake up smiling,
Find myself lonely if out of sight.
Though his tantrums are aloud,
I rather prefer them to his silence.

Kavitha Patchamalai