The Standards Involved with Document Specification
Document specification is a whole different breed of writing. It involves taking something that’s already technical, in content, and then making it even more technical. So instead of just writing about the specifications of a product, these specifications may be written for investors, patents, policies, manufacturing, and so on.
To accomplish this, the writer must have knowledge and/or experience in the particular subject that they are writing about. Most technical writers will specialise by field, such as electronic commerce or medical material, meaning these writers tend to have a pretty good understanding of the technical jargon usually found within these documents.
However, document specification takes it a step further.
For instance, document specification may encompass creating an outline document, for future technical documentation – a sort of blueprint.
In most cases, document specification is done either at the technical or functional level. Technical specification is intended for processing, procedures, and projects – information for those on the back end. Functional specification is more intended for detailing the finished product – information for the user.