How much does it cost to create technical documentation, especially software documentation such as user manuals, online help, and screencasts? How much time does it take to create technical documentation? How can the costs be estimated reliably?

costs of creating technical documentation

User-friendly technical documentation (software documentation, software user assistance) makes your clients happy and minimizes your support costs. My goal is to identify the optimum balance between these benefits on the one hand and the money that it costs to create the documentation on the other hand. Good documentation is expensive—having poor documentation is even more expensive.

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