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The social network for technical communicators
We all take pictures of our screen from time to time because it is often the fastest way to show and explain something. And, this is one thing. But, when making screenshots is part of your working process - this is a totally different…Continue
When you need to create user documentation, one thing you start thinking about is how this documentation will look like. Apparently, you can write great content and describe all the features for users. But what about the style, layout, fonts,…Continue
Have you ever imagined your life without technology? I bet few people even asked themselves about that. First of all, we need to define what technology is. Most people would say that it’s all electronic devices that surround us and that we use…Continue
Studying to be a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional is hard. There is a massive amount of information to learn and a huge amount of responsibility to handle once qualified. Even within the healthcare system there are a variety of…Continue
We have decided to turn from Tech to Beauty and blog about something that is not directly related to technical writing or software documention.
We have reviewed seven different resources of free graphics available on the web, going into…Continue
Hello Technical Writers!
I'd like to share the research we have done recently on various free tools used in the online documentation field. We cover graphics and video editing tools, commenting, surveys, statistics, etc. Take a…Continue
Hi guys. I just wrote an article about Simplified Technical English that I wanted to share.
Illustrated Parts Catalogue (IPC)
Purpose of IPC:
IPC is a document which gives information about any product, parts and assemblies with the help of illustrations.
Uses of IPC:
IPC is widely used…Continue
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Hello All!I would like some suggestions on the best way to gain the education needed to become a technical writer.I have my BS in Journalism-Advertising with a minor in English. I currently work for law enforcement, but I'm wanting to continue my education and hopefully switch to technical writing. However, I have no idea where I should start.I have recently paid for a membership with the Society of Technical Communication (STC) and they have furthering education classes and certifications but…Continue
I am considering the above two applications.I have extensive use in Word and Framemaker.I produce operation manuals, test procedures, reports, white papers among many other things.I would like to output to pdf, online and mobile.I have my peers review my work and anything that could help this would be a bonus.What are peoples experience of these two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages between the two?I would appreciate any help!Continue
I am researching ways to deliver e-learning videos as part of our user assistance offering. I want to include commentary but in the past have found recording voiceover time-consuming. Does anyone know of a product that converts text to speech and doesn't sound like a robot?Continue
Hi Members,I need a information regarding the open source tools which are user friendly to prepare the documentation.Please suggest me as earliest.Thanks in advance.ThanksDevakarContinue
Hi, there!I am trying to make a help system integrated into my product software. Once the users log in the product web user interface, he/she could click "HELP" to check the help documents.For the HELP module, I plan to make two versions: online and offline. users could choose to view online or offline documents.I guess the offline version may me a local chm file, but how to convert offline to online. It puzzles me.Plus, any software could help me to make the HELP module in my product? Will…Continue
Hello,I am currently working as a technical author for Aircraft manuals. This technical writer work is differ from an actual technical writer field like we are following different standards like ATA100, iSpec2200 and manuals/guides also different. I am willing to learn Technical writing & its standards, types of guides and their structure.Please suggest me :What process do I need to follow?How I can be good at technical writing?What are the books/ links i need to refer?or where i will get…Continue
Hello All, I am a Technical Writer with 9 years of experience. Currently, I am looking for a career transition. When I asked my friends, they are advising me to move into Business Analyst / Proposal Writing or pursue some professional courses such as Project Management. Could anyone provide their suggestions here?Continue
Hello,I am having a little bit of issues in finding places that would be good for a technical writing internship. So far, the only place that I have reached out to is an electrical engineering firm in Colorado, and have not received an answer.If you guys can give me some ideas of where else to look, that would be extremely helpful! I will be graduating from MSU Denver in the Spring of 2017 with a major in technical communication (emphasis on technical writing & editing), and minoring in…Continue
Is it wrong to use "Shall" in Design Doc(high level/low level).Shall is used in Requirement doc but can this be used in desig doc?Continue
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