The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
And here we are at the end of week five already! Time flies…
As expected, I’ve been doing more writing in the past few weeks – I’ve written six release notes now, weighing in at all of 492 words, but they were hard-won and I’m proud of…Continue
My third week as a technical writer is coming to a close and I think I’m getting my bearings, slowly but surely.
In the past three weeks I’ve written two minor release notes, one fairly large one, and two newsletter articles. I read…Continue
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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
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
Hi All,I'm a technical writer who has recently taken on his first small contract to write some technical training materials. As I am now preparing to hand off the finished work to the client, I want to know what rights I have over the work that I have produced.- Who retains the authorship rights and copyrights for the work that I produce?- Do I have any rights as far as having my name on the written materials (as the author for example). Can my client slap their name on it and claim to be the…Continue
Hello,I just started a new job and part of my responsibiltites includes writing an extensive user guide and quick reference guides for a software program that is developed by my company. I'm anticipating that the documentation once completed will be close to 100 pages long. The documentation is primarily meant for internal use for people in a variety of different roles. It will also be used by our sales reps in the field and possibly by some customers they work with. For the sales reps in…Continue
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
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
I have worked for some eight years as a technical writer. In much of the work I've done, I was working for a federal government contractor and I was not allowed to keep any of my writing. So I now find myself with no writing samples. (I do have strong abilities, however.) Does anyone have any ideas about how I can apply for job without having any writing samples? Thanks for any ideas. 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
Hello fellow technical communicators,Let me first introduce myself, I'm John and I'm part of the team working on HelpNDoc, a free (for personal use) yet powerful help authoring tool available at http://www.helpndoc.comHelpNDoc recently turned 10 years old, and as we are planing the future of HelpNDoc, we are reaching out to you to get your feedback about it.If you have a few minutes to spare and let us know your feeling about HelpNDoc:Did…Continue
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