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Technical Writer in Training: "I get paid to explain things to people"

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on December 13, 2014 at 4:20pm 0 Comments

Well, my first week as a professional writer is in the books! I did a lot of reading and a little bit of shadowing. I immersed myself in learning…

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Technical Writers in Pop Culture

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on December 13, 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

As with my technical writer community post, I will continue to update this list as I go…

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The Technical Writing Community, As I Know It

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on December 3, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

As I’ve mentioned, finding a technical writer community is extremely important to me as I make my transition…

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How to Get Started as a Technical Writer: A Review

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on December 2, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

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I just finished reading How to Get Started as a Technical Writer by James Gill. I snagged it on eBook…

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Switching Horses: Thoughts on Career Change

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on November 25, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I found this graphic one day a few weeks ago while flipping through my RSS feeds:

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I immediately printed it out and tacked it to…

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How Atlassian uses K15t Software Scroll Content Management Tools

Posted by Nils Bier on September 16, 2014 at 8:51am 2 Comments

Hi everybody,



I’m working for K15t Software GmbH, we are specialized on developing content management add-ons for the collaboration platform…

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MSWord getting familiar among writers

Posted by Shinha on July 17, 2014 at 6:50am 3 Comments

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…

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Urgent opening for Technical Writer

Posted by Nibha Kuttappan on July 9, 2014 at 10:24am 0 Comments

Hi,

We have an urgent opening for Technical Writer at our company C-Sam Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (A MasterCard Company), Vadodara, Gujarat.

Interested candidate plz mail me their resume to : [email protected]

Active Shooter, Bomb Threat, or Just Rumor

Posted by Bruce Curley on June 7, 2014 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

There’s an active shooter at South Carroll High School!!! God, I hope Eamon is safe! What can we do!!?”

That is what I heard through my wife’s sobbing when I picked up…
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Creating web-help systems with Joomla!

Posted by Matt Majeske on June 4, 2014 at 10:32am 13 Comments

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…

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Madcap Flare and CMS

AllI'll admit to being, perhaps, the last Tech Writer standing that knows little if anything about Madcap Flare . . . .  I'm looking, primarily, for CMS functionality, and the flare site dances around their "support" of CMS products . . . . Can…See More
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Technical Document Inquiry

Hi Everyone, my boss gave a an ad-hoc job which is doing technical writing and documentation. I’m just new (no experience in technical documentation) and trying to learn using Adobe FrameMaker making a document. I took over the task from my…See More
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Standards of Technical Writing in 2011

Started by Hareem Khizar in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Ellen Ratcliffe on Thursday. 13 Replies

Hi All,I am working as a Technical Writer since 2004 and still searching for some standards to follow while writing a User Manual and other technical documents.I would be thankful if anyone can elaborate me the standards of technical writing for user manuals.HareemContinue

Undergraduate advice

Started by Shane Tisdale in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I'm an undergraduate and in a position where I need to relocate and consider different options for my degree. I am seeing that ASU has an online tech comm degree, but is this a good idea? I have heard that online degrees are notorious for not being taken seriously, but is tech comm the exception or the rule? Any input would be appreciated. Continue

Tags: degree, help, advice, online, undergraduate

Technical Communication in the Aerospace Industry

Started by Adam Fout in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Adam Fout on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hello All,I am writing a research paper on technical communication in the aerospace industry, and I was hoping to get some comments on the subject from everyone. Here are my questions:What is the most important technical communication issue in the aerospace industry today?What are the most common problems that technical communicators run into in the aerospace industry?What research, if any, needs to be done in technical communication in the aerospace industry?How is technical communication in…Continue

Tags: aviation, communication, technical, aerospace

Madcap Flare and CMS

Started by John Lee Rosberg in Software and Stuff on Monday. 0 Replies

AllI'll admit to being, perhaps, the last Tech Writer standing that knows little if anything about Madcap Flare . . . .  I'm looking, primarily, for CMS functionality, and the flare site dances around their "support" of CMS products . . . . Can anyone with direct knowledge tell me of their experience withe Flare and a CMS?thanks a million!Continue

Volunteer Job Wanted

Started by DanaMoran in Careers. Last reply by Adam Fout Dec 9. 3 Replies

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

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SCORM activity

Started by Shinha in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Dec 9. 0 Replies

How to add SCORM activity in MOODLE 2.8.Continue

Technical Document Inquiry

Started by charles tan in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Dec 8. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, my boss gave a an ad-hoc job which is doing technical writing and documentation. I’m just new (no experience in technical documentation) and trying to learn using Adobe FrameMaker making a document. I took over the task from my professional writer colleague who’s using FM but quit the job for other reason. Basically, I learn to create my own document using FM but it is just purely basic writing. All the FM template and files has been given to me after my colleague left but I need…Continue

Looking for Proposal Examples or Outlines

Started by Chastin Howerton in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Chastin Howerton Dec 8. 2 Replies

Hello everyone,I need to put together a proposal for a potential client who is interested in purchasing our software. This is my first time drafting a proposal, so I'm looking for examples or outlines you'd be willing to share. To give you some background, my company sales insurance software to small to mid-sized carriers. Continue

Tags: writing, proposal

Are these expressions to call of a particular kind of deviation right?

Started by Jun Shoji in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Dec 3. 0 Replies

I am translating a material on visual sensors and having a hard time figuring out what to call of this.The situation is that when the sensor senses a circle mark, the sensor sometimes does not detect a fine circle. Instead, the circle becomes a little wavy, having some parts of outline sticking out of the real line, and some parts going inside.I need to express the length of the difference between the real line and the off-points of the detected line. I came up with the following two…Continue

Tags: choice, word, Expression

Anyone working as a technical communicator in Chicago ?

Started by Ricky Martin in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Arnold Burian Nov 27. 1 Reply

Hello to all,My name is Ricky Martin. I am a student at DeVry University in Chicago. I am wondering if anyone is working as a technical communicator in the Chicagoland area? I would like the opportunity to network.ThanksContinue

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