1st Edition

I Think and Write, Therefore You Are Confused Technical Writing and The Language Interface

By Vahid Paeez Copyright 2022
    184 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    184 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The importance of good documentation can build a strong foundation for any thriving organization. This reference text provides a detailed and practical treatment of technical writing in an easy to understand manner.

    The text covers important topics including neuro-linguistics programming (NLP), experimental writing against technical writing, writing and unity of effect, five elements of communication process, human information processing, nonverbal communication and types of technical manuals.

    Aimed at professionals and graduate students working in the fields of ergonomics, aerospace engineering, aviation industry, and human factors, this book:

    • Provides a detailed and practical treatment of technical writing.
    • Discusses several personal anecdotes that serve as real-work examples.
    • Explores communications techniques in a way that considers the psychology of what "works"
    • Discusses in an easy to understand language, stories, and examples, the correct steps to create technical documents.

    PART I I Write, Therefore I Am Misunderstood

    Chapter 1 Requirements: Meant for All Seasons

    Chapter 2 The Language of Language

    Chapter 3 Design of Language; Language of Design

    Chapter 4 To Be Writing or to Refrain From Writing? That Is the Question

    Chapter 5 Technical Communication

    Chapter 6 Mission: Omission of Miscommunication

    Chapter 7 Fair to Err?

    PART II Language, Would You Mind

    Stop Speaking for Me?

    Chapter 8 Simplified English Simplified

    Chapter 9 Writer: The Deliverer

    Chapter 10 Going with the Grain of the Brain

    Chapter 11 Factors Called Humans

    Chapter 12 Enforcement, the Missing Link

    Chapter 13 Either Illuminate or Forever Eliminate

    Chapter 14 Storytellers That We Are: Art of the Narrative That We Own

    Chapter 15 Fully Owned by Language

    Chapter 16 Maintenance – Continuing Airworthiness

    Chapter 17 Numbering Publications Noncommercially

    Chapter 18 Writing in Progress: Instruments at Work


    Vahid Paeez has worn different and multiple hats in the technical field (aerospace). As a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), he has led the Human Factors sub-tech committee for this nonprofit organization in the past 4 years. As a tech writer, instructor, and researcher in 2 continents and working with many individuals with diverse backgrounds in 2 languages, he has come across serious issues in the tech pubs both in the commercial and non-commercial aviation industry. He is a QA auditor (recognized as one of the New Voices for Quality by the American Society of Quality in 2016) – fluent in proper documentation, implementation, audit, and follow-up – who works passionately with many teams, groups, and supervisors. His research revolves around creating technical communication from a human factors standpoint, humans writing for humans, language-human interface, and safety management system. He has authored and co-authored articles and papers concerning the very topics in English and Farsi. He has designed and conducted training in the very areas for the private sector, colleges, and universities, and for the government. Designing for the user is a broad topic with many aspects and implications for it. He has had an expanded role as liaison between organizations and the regulatory agencies.