The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
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…Continue
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]
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…Continue
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
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Hi,I am creating some content for a website. I need your suggestions.1. Audience are global, so which font is most prefered or likely to be used?2. What should be the likely background color which will make the font readable.Other suggestion/s relevant to it is most welcomed !Regards,Amar.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
Sarah Maddox has launched a very interesting project named Techcomm on a Map, and has graciously made it available for sharing on Technical Writing World.You can read more about it on ffeathers, her wonderful blog.…Continue
I am currently working with another individual who holds the title of Technical Writer, but is not a writer; rather, she was a QA Analyst in the past and was asked several years ago to take over the help file. I was hired to clean up the help file and implement help industry standards for consistency. She refuses to follow the standards that I have put into place and I cannot approach her concerning her grammar and writing style. I am told by management (there is no documentation manager) to…Continue
Hello,I recently crawled out from under a rock and discovered technical writing via a blog post. By the end of the article, I had a major "Aha!" moment. I realized that this is the field I've been waiting years to find. As I've dug in and started reading about what it takes to become a technical writer, however, my heart has begun to sink,but I'm not giving up. That's why I'm here; I need some candid advice.A little about me. I work in higher education as professional staff in community…Continue
Like many of you, I started my technical writing career in a very inconspicuous way. I had been writing for years, and I wrote manufacturing processes for a few companies. I also had tenures as a trainer for three companies and started my own software company several years back. I was more involved on the training side of the software, rather than the development.In 2001, I got my first technical writing job, on a contract. I had an electronics engineering education, but I never finished…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
Are any tech writers using salesforce as their documentation system? Or find the existing salesforce docs to be useful, easy to find info, etc?For cloud/saas apps built on the force.com platform, this might make sense, but I don't find it the knowledge articles approach very friendly or useful. Would be interested to know if other tech writers find value in this - I know there's lots of good info in there, but don't find it easy to navigate or use.Also, we need to get a Word doc into Salesforce…Continue
I write software user guides and training documentation for a large company. They are only just getting into the Agile methodology and while they seem to grasp the development part, they still want the documentation to be finalised before the application is.I have encountered many "customer induced" delays, mostly the application not being available due to upgrades or major bugs making documentation a nightmare.They also don't understand the impact of some seemingly insignificant changes to the…Continue
The word “meta search” is it a technical term? Can this be used in user manual? Will the end user understand the functionality? But my boss (QA – Director) recommends to use it. What shall I do?-Bose.Continue
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