Should Programmers Write Technical Documentation?

Before you make your programmers write the next user guide, think again. Should they really be doing this? Or would you be saving money by giving it to trained technical writers? Developers are:

  • Not trained writers
  • Write documentation slowly and often incorrectly
  • Have other things to focus on

Technical writers:

  • Are trained to write documentation
  • Write documentation faster and more correctly
  • Are cheaper

Helping Programmers Write Technical Documentation

Getting your programmers to write documents during a down phase may seem like a way to save money. But it’s not.

Instead, get them focussed on the next software project and delegate the documents to a writer, even a temp technical writing contractor.

Keep your team focussed. Writers write, programmers program.

Why change?

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