“by Ramesh Ramamurthy
Over the past decades, technical communication in India has grown from an unknown profession to an indispensable part of many industries and sectors. A testimony to the maturity and significance of this professional field is the tremendous growth of the so-called TWIN community, representing the Technical Communicators of India.
Technical communication in India started off as a writing job that included the translation of a piece of information into a well-readable text easy to understand for its end users. Even though the role of these writers has existed before, the classification of this field under the name “Technical Communication” only happened recently. The field of technical communication in India was not known until late 1989. In the following years, organizations started to recognize the value of documentation and knowledge resources as key factors for their company’s future growth. Throughout all industries and sectors – especially the software industry – the importance of the role of technical communicators was recognized.”