Making complex material understandable
When you need your audience to understand in detail a product’s operation, or the results of a piece of research, a technical document is essential.
The need for structure and clarity in such pieces is paramount, and at Clearly Scientific I’m an expert at making complex instructions and explanations crystal-clear, and in applying formatting to make lengthy documents easy to comprehend.
What’s my process? Once you’ve briefed me on the topic and provided any source material, I will:
- Edit the text to the highest standards of clarity – ensuring that what is said is exactly what is meant.
- Apply headers, text styles, icons and bulleted lists to make it easy for readers to understand the structure.
- Incorporate any graphical material necessary, including selection of stock images.
- Create tables of contents, indexes, lists of references, internal and external hyperlinks, and other aids to document navigation.
- Typeset the piece professionally according to your brand guidelines.
I can also create fillable PDFs for you, which are an easy way of capturing complex information (for example, customer registration for an event).