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What is the difference between business writing and technical writing? – UConn Center for Career Development

You may be wondering how to explain the difference between business writing and technical writing to students. First, you need to ask a question. teeth Technical writing, and how it relates to business writing, do students use it in their careers? Business writing and technical writing have similarities, and although they overlap in some places, they are not the same style of writing. The goal of both types of writing is to inform someone inside or outside the student organization.

The difference between business writing is that it is easier to digest than technical writing and is not filled with specific jargon. Writing for people inside and outside the organization needs to be easily understood by a diverse audience and is less likely to go into details. Of course, business writing may change the wording depending on the target audience. It is important to note that the audience within the organization requires a different vocabulary than the audience outside the organization.

Technical writing does not change its tone or expression based on the audience, as it is expected that the audience will understand it. The difference between business writing and technical writing is that technical writing talks about specialized topics that the audience is expected to understand and be familiar with. Technical writing is a more impersonal writing style, as its main goal is to cross directions, as the tone does not change. Business writing, on the other hand, has many goals, such as building relationships outside the organization and inviting people to general events and organizations.

For brevity, both business writing and technical writing can be used within your business or organization. Technical writing is always used to convey direction, and business writing is used to write about other things. A more complete understanding of these writing styles will help students develop effective communication skills.

Students may not think about the different types of writing they use in their careers, so it’s a good idea to take the lead in talking to students about business and technical writing. Discussing this topic early in the career process will make it easier for students to understand how they can communicate in their future careers. Showing students an example of which type of writing to use and when can be a great start to the process. Or you can even ask if you can distinguish between business writing and technical writing.

For reference: https://www.instructionalsolutions.com/blog/business-writing-vs-technical-writing

To Alex Manna

Alex Manna
Program Assistant / Employer Relations Coordinator, Stanford Campus

What is the difference between business writing and technical writing? – UConn Center for Career Development

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