The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
The purpose of this blog post is to request collaboration from other technical writers after explaining an existing writing style that exists in a Knowledge Base that I manage, new practices that I have become aware of, and how I…Continue
Elizabeth (Bette) Frick, aka The Text Doctor, has just posted this fun piece on the STC "Notebook" blog:
Business Matters: Is Marcia Riefer Johnston Stalking You, Too?
Last September, I had an eerie experience of…Continue
My current Professional Development activities are limited to reading my ISTC quarterly magazine and browsing some relevant material online...
I am a sole technical author so I have no natural career progression in my current post, so I…Continue
When did you last hear people talking on TV about the importance of writing skills? If it’s been too long, today is your lucky day. AM Northwest hosts Helen Raptis and Dave Anderson interviewed Marcia Riefer Johnston…Continue
Technical Writing World averages 100,000 pages views from over 14,000 unique visitors per month, excluding bots and crawlers. Consider becoming a sponsor.
If you have a blog outside of TWW, you can promote it here. In the left column of your profile page, click Add RSS.
Anyone done the Algonquin College technical writer graduate certificate online? Can you tell me what its like?I would be doing it while teaching one final year in Korea. I have a bachelors in English and History. Would a certificate qualify me for entry level jobs? What other things could I do at the same time to make myself more employable?edit: the program is 3 semesters and has a 'work project' at the end, in which you work with a company. It's like a placement but not on-site because it's…Continue
Hi everyone, I am new here and can call myself relatively new to technical writing as well. I started as a tech writer about seven years ago, worked for about 6 months before I took a break for 4+ years. I restarted work about two years ago and the company I joined worked with only MS office suite for all its documentation needs, so I used only Word for documention. Now I have joined another company where again only Word is used. Until now the size of the documents have been relatively…Continue
Hi guys,This is a newcomer saying "Hi" to the forum. I am on the verge if changing job tracks to technical writing because I do not quite enjoy what I do right now. I am in QA but I have a passion for documentation.My Question:Are there any writers here who changed tracks from a software development or QA job? If so, what are the implications of such a job change?Thanks guys.Continue
Hi Technical Writing World!I am a first year Technical Writer, right out of college, with a Politics and Philosophy background. I wrote a post (http://technicalwritingworld.com/forum/topics/first-year-technical-writer-with-no-review-process-to-follow-help?commentId=6394117%3AComment%3A59800) a couple weeks ago and have since been…Continue
Dear Professional Technical Writers,I have been a technical writer for less than a year and this is my first stable and professional job out of college. I studied Politics and Philosophy and I was hired on the basis that I am smart and would be able to figure it out. Honestly, I really didn't know what I was getting into!My company employs about 200 people and I am the only technical writer. My manager has some experience in technical writing, but like me, does not have a science background.The…Continue
Hi FriendsI am learning documentaion tool Madcap Flare 9.0. Can any one suggest on how to create our own Table of Content in this tool. I followed instructions given in the Dynamic Help, but ended up with confussion.Continue
Hi folks,I'm considering attending the 2014 ICC and would like to hear about people's experiences with the ICC or another content strategy conference. Particularly:Which conference did you attend and was your experience worth the price?Are you familiar with any of the 2014 ICC presenters, and if so, how would you…Continue
Hello all!My name is Stanley and I'm a senior college student majoring in English. I live in Los Angeles and my plan after graduating in June is to become a technical writer for a software publishing company. I'm aiming to work in the software industry because I hear the pay is highest there. As of right now, that's basically the extent of my interest in software; however, I am a curious person so I think I'll be able to develop a passion for it beyond just the paycheck. My question is: how…Continue
Can anyone recommend any exercises to give to technical writing candidates during the recruitment process? We've been using the same exercises for several years now and feel that they could do with an overhaul but we're not sure where to start.Thanks, HelenContinue
Hi everyone;I am a new member to this group. I am a technical writer and have 5 years of experience.Have been working with various types technical documentations such as user guides, manuals, quick start guides, onlie helps etc. Used a variety of tools such as FrameMaker, Word, Webworks, RoboHelp etc.I have a question that I need help with: Recently my team wants me to document the C# code. This should include information about the classes, APIs, methos, functions, etc. We also want to include…Continue
Google +1 is here
Help spread the word about Technical Writing World by clicking the Google +1 icon below forum posts, blogs, and events. Your +1's will help friends, contacts, and others find the best content here when they search.