The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
Microsoft Word is common and flexible for editing the documents compare with other tools. Created a document by using other technical tools, that makes complicated to non-technical folks while editing. They are not…Continue
We have an urgent opening for Technical Writer at our company C-Sam Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (A MasterCard Company), Vadodara, Gujarat.
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A few years ago, I posted an explanation of how I used Joomla as a publishing platform for technical documentation on a corporate intranet. I continue using Joomla today, but in a different context: now I use it as a web-help…Continue
Hi all, i had read your comment. Now am working as a technical research writer for Writerbay. I am holding a technical degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and i has planned to switch company. can any one guide me about companies need…Continue
We need professional writers. Language – English. Topic – Web Hosting. 4000 characters without space, need informative articles on webhosting. You do the task if it is good enough we pay. No milestone. Payment presently via PayPal, Webmoney and…Continue
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Hello,I am wondering what is the rule for whether or not to give definitive article "the" preceding to a product name. I am having a hard time understanding this, b/c it seems random.For instance, if I google "Mac Book Pro", some article including the Apple's don't use "the", but some do.I am writing some product description, so I need to understand this...Thank you very much for your help!Continue
Hello Everyone,I have about 5 yrs experience as a tech writer/editor in the oil & gas industry. Up until last week, I had been unemployed for 8 mths after having been laid off. I'm currently doing contract to possible perm work at an engineering firm that services the oil and gas industry. Today was my 5th day on the job.My manager's expectations are totally unrealistic. Last Friday we discussed the work I'd complete this week. I understood that I would create web content for 5 of their…Continue
Hi,I am a technical writer in a municipal government setting. I have been writing a number of business processes, some of which contain hyperlinks to other documents (forms, manuals, etc.). The way my document is set up is that I provide a process overview and then a table which lists the process steps.My question is about whether I should hyperlink the references to the other documents both in the process overview and in the process steps, or just the steps. Also, how many times is it…Continue
My company does not use a CMS and is not planning on acquiring one in the future. Plus, most of our documentation is produced in MSWord, which doesn't help much.My problem is repeating content in multiple docs. My challenge is to repeat content as little as possible to avoid multiple corrections/updates to the same content in different docs. To do this, I find myself referring readers to other documents quite often, sometimes referencing multiple documents from within the same section. Plus,…Continue
Anybody out there who does technical writing about electronics on a digital/bit level? I'm write computer chip manuals and I can't find any standards for specific and boring stuff that I write about every day. Questions like which is preferred?“set bit to 1″, or“set bit to logic 1″, or“set bit to logic one”, or"set bit = 1", or“set bit high”, orjust “set bit”, ?or“These bits select the sink current ”, or“These bits configure the sink current” or "These bits set the sink current"I am not asking…Continue
Hello, sorry for the entry-level question.I am trying to understand when and why manufacturers sometimes make name of functions/apps of their product multi-word without spaces? It seems grammatically irregular, but I find this case quite often. What is their intention to make names like that? e.g. FaceTime (apple), GarageBand (apple), DataMan (cognex), etc. Please also let me know good websites to refer to this kind of tech-writing tips if you know of any so that I don't need to bother you…Continue
I would like to use an em dash in a marketing copy in a marketing material of some new product from my company.There is a sentence which seems to be a case that em-dash grammatically fits, but when I type hyphen three times Power Point simply displays three separate dashes.Does three-hyphen still function as an em-dash?Sorry I am not used to this kind of writing... need help.I am trying to use the em dash as in the following way: - "The new XX (product name) enables a simple 3-step setting---no…Continue
Thank you for your time. I am a graduate student in the Technical Communication program at The University of North Texas. The program has a unique focus on empirical research. For one of my classes, Digital Literacies, I am surveying technical communicators.The class is working through understanding what it means to be digitally literate, and we have discussed how being digitally literate includes (1) understanding how information and technology work, (2) how the source of information and…Continue
Hello fellow writers,I have been the Technical Writer for a software company for the last 5 years. In that time I have created an online help environment, along with user guides for our various software platforms.I use MadCap Flare as my help authoring tool.Recently we have branched off from our normal business model and have created a stand alone Supplier Management Portal. This new SMP tool will be sold off the shelf to third parties and thus must include a Configuration or Setup Manual.I…Continue
Like many of you, I started my technical writing career in a very inconspicuous way. I had been writing for years, and I wrote manufacturing processes for a few companies. I also had tenures as a trainer for three companies and started my own software company several years back. I was more involved on the training side of the software, rather than the development.In 2001, I got my first technical writing job, on a contract. I had an electronics engineering education, but I never finished…Continue
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