Rather than formatting with presentation to end-users in mind, structured documents give priority to grouping information together logically. When used in the right situations, it can make document contents easy to search, update, and reuse. However, many businesses will find structured documentation inefficient and not worth the trouble of implementing.
Simply put, technical writers produce documentation to help the average reader understand how to use products or services. Few in our field attain fame for their writing, and those who do – like Ted Chiang, Kurt Vonnegut, and Amy Tan – are generally known for their non-technical work. Find out more about technical writing.