Ever since I have actively been interested in technical writing, I see instructions everywhere. Worse, I have started reading all sorts of information shared with products as diverse as hair removing creams to ready-to-eat food packets. The other day, I was marveling the person who must have put all the important information in the Hair Removal Cream’s short guide. Though one might say that a HRC is not a huge product, however I was definitely intrigued by that simple, 1 inch by 3 inch manual. It just had basic info such as – Directions to use, warnings and precautions and USP. I loved it.
Other side-effects of being a Technical Writer can be:
- Seeing spelling mistakes even in the canteen blackboard and actually borrowing a Marker Pen from the cashier and correcting them.
- Reading all the information on products as simple as my shampoo and conditioner 🙂
- Getting irritated when I see “Comprises of” used in newspapers instead of just comprise.
- Correcting husband’s English even when he sends an SMS to say he loves me (This is really heights and almost became a war issue in my household).
Have you had any similar experience?