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Bite Sized Training: Onboarding for Generation Y and Z

Posted by Oded Ilan on November 1, 2015 at 5:51am 0 Comments

Generation Y are your junior employees, your entrepreneurs, your clients. They are the scaffolding of a business and the backbone of your customer base, and Generation Z – is right behind them. While these two generations are far from…


Top 50 question asked in technical writing interview

Posted by Vivek Rajalingam on September 9, 2015 at 12:38am 0 Comments

Have you been tired of giving interview as a Technical Writer, but could not end up on a positive note. I can assist you to prepare, for your interview.

We will look into top 50 question asked in an interview for an…


Comparison between Aerospace and Software Technical Writer

Posted by Vivek Rajalingam on September 9, 2015 at 12:23am 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered on how to use your technical writing skill to enhance your career growth and be a versatile technical writer?

Do you wish to work for various domains and explore yourself in the field of technical…


Email Etiquette Around The World

Posted by Amy Cowen on August 19, 2015 at 8:24am 0 Comments

Sending a message whether it is for personal or business purpose is very easy nowadays. With the use of your mobile device or computer, you can just type any…


7 Powerful Words of Wisdom from Famous Authors

Posted by Gemma Gaten on June 17, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Writing is easy. All you have to do is…


Marked Part

Posted by Sachin C Choukimath on June 11, 2015 at 7:33am 0 Comments

What exactly is marked part in SAP Module?.

Anyone one help me out.

KB software - What Is Out There?

Posted by Sameer Bhatia on June 9, 2015 at 11:19pm 0 Comments

So we know we need a system to help us create knowledge bases, and we know we need a system or software to help us manage all the knowledge that we have in our knowledge bases. So now let’s take a look at some popular software available today…


Resizing PDFs into Printable Pages with Acrobat and Paint

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on April 27, 2015 at 8:45am 0 Comments

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…


Technical Writer in Training: Back in the Game

Posted by Kaylin Tristano on April 27, 2015 at 8:44am 0 Comments

For anyone keeping track, I’m closing in on four months as a technical writer, although I can really only claim two of those since I spent the last eight…


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Is a CS background necessary?

Started by Rania Hanna in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Lars Bertilsson Nov 4. 1 Reply

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

Desktop Publishing Software

Started by Mike Marit in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Lars Bertilsson Nov 4. 4 Replies

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

Tags: FrameMaker, MadCap, Flare, InDesign, QuarkXpress

Looking for a new CMS

Started by Sophie Boman in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Lars Bertilsson Nov 3. 1 Reply

Hi,I have started looking for a new CMS to produce technical documentation at my company. We now deliver PDFs, and our data is in XML (Altova editor) but I would like to deliver content in both PDF and HTML in the future. Since our customers have very different product soultions (we adapt each delivery to the customer), I need to have a good and simple support for profiling content and also to have some kind of task handling to keep track on what is updated for which release.I have noticed that…Continue

Tags: PDF, HTML, publishing, tool, editor

Best Help Authoring Tool (HAT) for Mac OS X?

Started by Andrew Eccles in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Fran Nov 2. 13 Replies

I've authored primarily using RoboHelp in the past, for security concerns my current company uses Mac OS X only. I'm currently using Word to create our user documentation. Up to now it's been a reasonable compromise, however our company and product range is expanding rapidly and I'm in need of a single source solution, such as RoboHelp. Along with this, we’re entering the international markets, which means localization and skinning. It's no longer practical editing these documents using Word.…Continue

Tags: x, wiki, DITA, os, mac

Spammers, sploggers, and school interviews

Started by Arnold Burian in Site Announcements Oct 31. 0 Replies

It's exciting to see membership at Technical Writing World grow consistently, and we have a high level of traffic from visitors who stop by to read but choose not to join and participate. Over the last thirty days, we had 387000 page hits and 9700 unique visitors (excluding bots). Amazing.With that traffic, we also have to deal with spammers who try to sneak their way in. I manually approve every new account, and it can be difficult to differentiate between legitimate and spam users. I…Continue

Tags: splogger, spammer, spam

Screen shots in jpeg or png format

Started by Sanjay G in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Rahul KULKARNI Oct 26. 14 Replies

 Last week, i was updating the User Guide wherein i was asked to use the received images saved in png format.When i finalized the User guide and supplied it to the team, they were able to see some of the received images as distored. But, i was able to see my images clearly in my machine.It was found that this issue occurred due to resolution mismatch w.r.t. my system's monitor.Secondly, i myself took the screen shots and captured in the document. But still they had issue.So, i again saved the…Continue

Scam alert: "Bruno Serra"

Started by Ed Hawco in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Elaine Avila Oct 19. 3 Replies

This morning I received a comment on my TWW profile from "Bruno Serra" ([email protected]) asking me to contact him directly. (I did not.) But anyone else who gets a similar request should be aware that he is not real, and this is a scam. It's basically a Nigerian money scam where he tells you he has money in escrow or whatever and that he needs your help to release the funds -- by sending him money! Anyway, please do not respond to any requests from "Bruno Serra."Continue

Tags: scam

Too many tasks - I need support but I do not get any

Started by Rebecca Koch in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Elaine Avila Oct 13. 7 Replies

Hello community,I have a huge problem and I hope that someone can help me.I will start from the beginning and I hope that the text is not too complicated.One year ago I finished university and got a job at a software company. In this company I am the only TW and I am responsible for every documentation and also for the translations.My predecessor left the company one and half years ago which means that I had to train myself. I quickly learned that the Technical Documentation was unstructured…Continue

Interview a technical writer

Started by Angela in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Sep 28. 0 Replies

Hey everyone! I am reaching out for someone who is currently a technical writer for my graduate class course. I would love to talk to someone who is presently a technical writing editor. Please let me know.Continue


Started by Andrew Warren Lindner in Careers. Last reply by Rogers George Sep 28. 3 Replies

Hello:My name is Andrew Warren Lindner and I'm an English major with a focus on writing and rhetoric.I'm in need of a few technical writers/communicators that are willing to volunteer about thirty minutes of their time to let me interview them for a school project. This doesn't need to be in person. It can be over the phone, through Skype or even by e-mail.Please, contact me if you would be willing to do me this favor.Warm Regards,AndrewContinue

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