Technical writing can be a bit… well… technical. In certain fields the topics, processes or equipment are so specialized that they often have developed their own language. And to many people, this language may not look like English.
Dissecting the terms and concepts requires a writer who can develop an understanding of the underlying technology. Communicating the benefits and details requires an understanding of the audience and a careful balance between getting bogged down in the technical nuances or skipping important information in favour of over-simplification.
Xiris Automation Inc. is an example of a highly specialized company. This engineering company develops cameras to monitor welding. Their products help some of the world’s most dynamic manufacturers to improve quality and increase efficiency. Working with Xiris, I write blogs and whitepapers and other materials that describe their cameras and the benefits they bring to operators.
“At Xiris, we pride ourselves on our knowledge, innovation, service and engineering excellence. Julia has embodied these qualities by growing her understanding of the welding industry, being responsive to our needs and suggesting new ways to communicate about our work. Her writing helps us to connect with our customers and provide them with information to improve their businesses.”
Cameron Serles, President, Xiris Automation Inc.
Technology is integral to our modern world. But people are often not aware of the tools and processes that drive our daily lives. Whether you need a manual for operators, a marketing campaign to build awareness of your company, a sales brochure for potential clients, or another communication, a technical writer can clarify, inform and educate your audiences and promote your business in a compelling, clear and effective way.
Technical writing samples from Xiris:
Three benefits of adding audio to your weld camera
Sound is often just as valuable in monitoring welding as being able to see what is going on in the welding process. Issues with wire feed speed, voltage, shielding gas, current and other parameter inputs can all be heard, sometimes more than they can be seen.
Xiris launches audio monitoring for weld cameras
Adding audio capture and playback to Xiris’ weld cameras introduces a new dimension to welding quality control. Fabricators can use two sensory inputs to help them determine if the welding process is functioning correctly or needs fine tuning . This enhancement gives operators another tool to assess, monitor and improve the consistency and effectiveness of their welding processes.
Colour or not? Five questions to consider when choosing a weld camera
As humans, we often think that color is better. But in weld cameras, that is not always the case. Determining whether a color or monochrome weld camera will work best depends on a company’s operations. This blog presents five questions to help manufacturers choose between a color and monochrome weld camera.