Your technical specifications documents are an important part of your product development. They define the list of requirements that the product, or the assembly of that product, must minimally meet, or exceed, in order for it to be brought to market and placed into the hands of your end user. If your product doesn’t meet the technical specifications, you won’t be able to sell it. An “out of spec” product is one that you have spent time and money producing, but which can't be sold. If it does end up being sold, it could cost you money in refunds, returns, and even lawsuits.
Technical specifications are typically divided into two categories: open and closed.
Open Technical Specifications
Open specifications describe the required performance standards that need to be met, but they do not necessarily specify how to achieve those performance standards. This leaves production, or assembly, more open to interpretation, as long as the end result means the meeting of the technical specification in question.
Closed Technical Specifications
Closed specification is much more cut and dry. Closed specifications describe both the required performance of the end product, as well as the methods and materials of assembly. They must be followed specifically in order for the product to be sellable.
The Importance of Hiring a Professional
Writing technical specification documents is one area of your business' communication where you cannot afford to make mistakes. It requires:
- Short, direct sentences which concisely and accurately convey information.
- The elimination of any ambiguities.
- An effort to define and highlight industry jargon and abbreviations.
- A catalogue or a legend at the beginning of the documentation where the reader can reference the technical, or jargon words that appear throughout.
All of the above elements are key for eliminating confusion and ensuring that your product or service is created to specifications and is ready for market.
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At The Write Direction, our writers are experts at creating functional, readable, and unambiguous technical specification documentation. We write with the goal of eliminating any misunderstandings, so your business is fully protected. Our team is able to provide your technical documents with a level of clarity and accuracy that will help you streamline your operations and cut out inefficiencies that arise from faulty or out of spec products. Clear and concise communication is what we do. Regardless of the industry, we have writers on staff who are able to learn your business, understand the essential components of your product and its assembly, and translate that into easy to use technical documentation.
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