The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
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
Knowledge Sharing Across Borders
The purpose of this blog post is to request collaboration from other technical writers after explaining an existing writing style that exists in a Knowledge Base that I manage, new practices that I have become aware of, and how I…Continue
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I'm with a technical writing group that is creating process documents in MS Word. We're having a discussion lately about the best way to handle cross references within the document. These are just simple cross-references such as "See Section 4, Creating a New Template on page 15".This could be done either by inserting cross references, or by simply writing out the reference in plain text.I have a very strong opinion about which of these is the best practice, and some other writers have a…Continue
Hi everyone, I am new here and can call myself relatively new to technical writing as well. I started as a tech writer about seven years ago, worked for about 6 months before I took a break for 4+ years. I restarted work about two years ago and the company I joined worked with only MS office suite for all its documentation needs, so I used only Word for documention. Now I have joined another company where again only Word is used. Until now the size of the documents have been relatively…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
HI!I have experience in technical writing and proofreading with 3.5 years (academic books). But, I do not know any of the technical writing tools. I have always worked in MS Word, PowerPoint and MS Excel.I have decided to learn Adobe Framemaker, on my own, as most of the job opportunities ask for it. I will learn Fm by reading pdf available in Adobe website and practicing it on my laptop (trial version).*Are there any “must know” skills that I must acquire before learning Fm?*Please suggest…Continue
I am a writer, an independent researcher, a self-taught cultural anthropologist, a political satirist and a web designer, developer and SEO. One of my draft research papers can be accessed at this link:http://www.academia.edu/1813187/Non_Theologicentric_view_of_islam.However, I would like to venture into the field of technical writing, particularly writing manuals, tutorials How-to articles, Tips and tricks…Continue
Glad to be a part of this community! After reading a lot about the field of technical writing, I learned that I have been doing a lot of that type of work for the past 7 years of my career. For a previous employer, I was consulted with SMEs to write training/procedure alerts. We worked at a call center selling furniture and mattresses and a lot of the processes that were required in store did not apply to phone sales, so I was tasked with adaptation of manuals. The job required a lot of effort…Continue
I have joined a datawarehouse group and they want me to display the data dictionary (right now in excel) in a clean format. The end business users do not understand the data dictionary in the current format and would like to use the datawarehouse to generate reports.My question is how can I structure the data distionary so that the user knows where data is and can access it for report writing.If you have any suggestions/advice that would help me a lot.Thanks.Continue
Hello all, I have been appointed to the role of training and documentation coordinator with a large electricity retailer in NZ. My background is in tertiary training so this is a new direction which is proving to be quite challenging. I have been tasked with organising and standardising technical communications within my team, the ICT dept and the organisation as a whole. with 500+ employees and no formal document management system in place, this is no easy feat. I simply don't know where…Continue
I have an interview coming up for a job I really want. I created a writing portfolio using academic, work, and freelance(extracurricular) samples to give to my interviewer on the job. My portfolio probably has 10 samples plus I will give her my contact info with a link to a web portfolio I created with the same writing samples and some websites with content I was responsible for writing(ex. FAQ for a website). So, is using a writing portfolio better than just using a few writing samples?
Hi everyone. I will be graduating next spring (2014) with a BA in English. Upon graduation, I hope to pursue a career in technical writing but my university (located in Chicago) does not offer any technical writing courses. I am urgently searching for technical writing internships but the process has been rather disheartening. As biased as I may sound, I am a proficient writer and I do enjoy all the concrete aspects of writing. I understand technical writers are highly sought after in software,…Continue
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