What Technical Communicators Produce
Technical communicators produce four general categories of documents:
An example: a technical communicator creating help
For more details on documents that train users to develop skills, read Tom Johnson's post Formalizing my help strategy, where he describes the types of materials that he produces, the perspectives he draws on, the processes he follows and the tools and techniques that he uses.
Technical communicators also communicate visually with or without words through illustrations, diagrams, charts, "swim lane" business process flowcharts, screen shots, photos, slide shows, videos, and the like.
Our tools include:
There are related standards for Business Process Modeling Notation, Six Sigma, and more, which may vary depending on the industry you serve.
Credit: TereLyn Hepple provided the list of visual software tools