The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
I just finished reading How to Get Started as a Technical Writer by James Gill. I snagged it on eBook…Continue
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.
Interested candidate plz mail me their resume to : [email protected]
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
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I am currently embedded as a technical writer with a team of programmers and software developers working for a major Federal client (we are contractors). I've been working as a technical writer and editor (at various times, a project manager and business analyst, in conjunction). I've been at this current job for about a month, but I've been writing and editing for Defense and government generally for about 8 years with a focus on IT (systems' interoperability testing, service level…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
Greetings, all!If you will be so kind as to share your thoughts about this, I will greatly appreciate it. I am curious to know if you have an individual Content Strategist in your org, a Content Strategy team, or if that role is handled by the team-at-large in some way.I've done some LinkedIn traversing and haven't found much data around how many TechComm organizations/companies treat the content strategist role. I'm interested also in how many content strategists TechComm orgs have per number…Continue
I seriously doubt this is a problem with just technical writing job posts, but . . .I am very frustrated and upset with a trend on some job boards and search services. I create searches for "Technical Writer" and the location, and then receive daily alerts containing search results.It used to be, the results I would receive would be just what I asked for: technical writing positions at the given location(s), region etc.Dice is still pretty good about this, and Monster not too bad. But from…Continue
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Hello to all,I am currently in the process of setting up a small business venture as a freelance Technical Author. I worked for Rolls Royce aero engines in the UK as a publications engineer before taking voluntary redundancy after 25 year's service and then moving onto Airbus UK. I spent 2 years with Airbus UK prior to my move to France, where I currently live. At the moment I am out of work and in the process of putting a business plan together to start working from home. This is totally new…Continue
I am currently working with another individual who holds the title of Technical Writer, but is not a writer; rather, she was a QA Analyst in the past and was asked several years ago to take over the help file. I was hired to clean up the help file and implement help industry standards for consistency. She refuses to follow the standards that I have put into place and I cannot approach her concerning her grammar and writing style. I am told by management (there is no documentation manager) to…Continue
Hello all,I'm new to this forum.And I'd like to ask a question, hoping somebody out there can assist me.I've written a technical document, and I want to show a youtube video.But when I write the link to the video, the entire page appears, with the video window in the upper corner, as usually.How can I retrieve the video window ONLY?Additionally, I have a GIF image. I know it can't be shown in a Word document. I can write a link to the GIF image that will open in a browser. (BTW, the GIF is an…Continue
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