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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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Embedding a Youtube video in a Word document

Started by Shmuel Frendzel in Software and Stuff Jan 14. 0 Replies

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

Are these abbreviations common in programming/image processing?

Started by Jun Shoji in Software and Stuff Jan 13. 0 Replies

Hello,I am editing terms that will be used on an UI of the controller of a vision sensor for factory use.Since there is a restriction of space on the UI, I am trying to abbreviate terms although it seems tricky ..Is any of the following abbreviations common or do they rather make you confused?=======================Position-Pos.Coordinate - Coord.Radius - rCircle - CRCL or Cir.Deviation - Dev.Region - Reg.Intersection - Int.Reference - Ref.=======================Please let me know.Thank you in…Continue

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Started by Jun Shoji in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Jan 13. 0 Replies

Hello,I am editing terms that will be used on an UI of the controller of a vision sensor for factory use.Since there is a restriction of space on the UI, I am trying to abbreviate terms although it seems tricky ..Is any of the following abbreviations common or do they rather make you confused?=======================Position-Pos.Coordinate - Coord.Radius - rCircle - CRCL or Cir.Deviation - Dev.Region - Reg.Intersection - Int.Reference - Ref.=======================Please let me know.Thank you in…Continue

How to save a manual and its corresponding chapters?

Started by steven in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Jan 11. 0 Replies

Hi, I am using Framemaker during my daily job and am very new to this kind of editing software which is different from Abortext I had used for more than 4 years. These days I have come across a problem which troubles me and has not been handled even after I consulted several friends in the technical writing circle from other companies.Hope some bigshot in this forum can help me to solve this problem which is described as follows:1. When I open a manual, the catalogue of the manual is displayed…Continue

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How to open and save a manual in Framemaker?

Started by steven in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Jan 10. 0 Replies

Hi, I am using Framemaker during my daily job and am very new to this kind of editing software which is different from Abortext I had used for more than 4 years. These days I have come across a problem which troubles me and has not been handled even after I consulted several friends in the technical writing circle from other companies.Hope some bigshot in this forum can help me to solve this problem which is described as follows:1. When I open a manual, the catalogue of the manual is displayed…Continue

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Undergraduate advice

Started by Shane Tisdale in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Dennis Divine Dec 21, 2014. 1 Reply

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

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Standards of Technical Writing in 2011

Started by Hareem Khizar in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Ellen Ratcliffe Dec 18, 2014. 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

Technical Communication in the Aerospace Industry

Started by Adam Fout in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Adam Fout Dec 17, 2014. 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

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Madcap Flare and CMS

Started by John Lee Rosberg in Software and Stuff Dec 15, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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