The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
This may not be the most legitimate way to manipulate a PDF, but if you have non-standard page sizes that you need to resize for printing, it works! The quality after turning a PDF into an image, running it through MS Paint, and turning it back…Continue
And here we are at the end of week five already! Time flies…
As expected, I’ve been doing more writing in the past few weeks – I’ve written six release notes now, weighing in at all of 492 words, but they were hard-won and I’m proud of…Continue
My third week as a technical writer is coming to a close and I think I’m getting my bearings, slowly but surely.
In the past three weeks I’ve written two minor release notes, one fairly large one, and two newsletter articles. I read…Continue
I just finished reading How to Get Started as a Technical Writer by James Gill. I snagged it on eBook…Continue
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Hello, Do you know any documentation portals similar to http://doc.antidot.net/en/ ? I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to produce customized documents from selected topics.All suggestions are welcome!Thanks! Continue
Hey Everyone!!! I am new to this forum and also a rookie in technical writing. I have joined the forum so that I can take some valuable suggestions from you and discuss on various topics...Continue
This is my first post. I am a technical writer for a foodservice equipment manufacturing company. Two of us write all manuals, parts lists, and instruction sheets. Our documents are print and PDF for web use. We write in 6 languages other than English. Our translation procedure is to send an English word document to the translator and then copy and paste everything into our desktop publisher QuarkXpress.We are looking into other desktop publishers and I wanted to get opinions from people on…Continue
Hello all,I am looking for a technical writer job opening outside India.I am a currently working in a networking company, with over 4.5 years of experience. I have authored and edited complex technical documents in a variety of areas, including networking and telecom domain, and ERP products and associated hardware and software. I am at ease with working within specific client requirements regarding style and layout under tight deadlines for work and revisions.Please inform me if you have…Continue
Hi everyone,I am new to technical writing so I am really not sure what the difference between a writing manager and an information architect is. Do information architects have a recognition in the USA or Europe? Continue
I've applied to jobs in the past (my degree is in neuroscience, however), and gotten interviews. However, it never went past that, once they asked if I had any technical experience and I had to honestly say no.What kind of tech/computer science experience do I need?Also, besides opensource volunteer, what else can I do?I am currently enrolled in an online CS bachelor's program, but what else can I do? I live in the DC metro area, so there are jobs, but also competition.Continue
Hello!I was wondering if anyone had any leads for volunteer work as a technical writer.I have a MA in Literature from McGill University but my only technical writing experience is writing an instruction guide for a children's math game.I am switching careers from being an editor and proofreader.Thank you!Continue
Hello,I just started a new job and part of my responsibiltites includes writing an extensive user guide and quick reference guides for a software program that is developed by my company. I'm anticipating that the documentation once completed will be close to 100 pages long. The documentation is primarily meant for internal use for people in a variety of different roles. It will also be used by our sales reps in the field and possibly by some customers they work with. For the sales reps in…Continue
Hi all!I'm pretty new to TechComm (have been at it about 6 months) and was formerly a librarian. The library community had a great set of humor blogs like librarianproblems.com with reaction gifs, funny/venting anecdotes, etc, and I was wondering if anything like that exists in the TechComm world? I did some searching and didn't find any dedicated blogs, just a few lists.My second question, if it does not exist, is would something like that be welcome, to lighten the old RSS feed mood?I'm…Continue
I work for an aerospace engineering company at a Tech Writer. We currently use plain ol' Microsoft Word to get our manuals done.I want to present an alternative to Word for my company to use (for efficiency's sake), and so far, I see SharePoint as a viable option, specifically SharePoint Foundation (which is free). But I need a little bit more of an idea as far as how it all works. How do YOU use sharePoint at your company?Continue
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