A few days ago, I randomly tossed this out on Twitter without context:
Technical writing requires assuming the reader is simultaneously highly intelligent and utterly ignorant, without making them feel like you think they're utterly ignorant.
That shit is hard, yo.
Someone asked for ideas on how to achieve that goal, and it seemed like a topic worthy of discussion so here we are.
Technical writing is not for Dummies
I would expand the statement above a bit, actually. Good technical writing requires: