We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary today. Thank you if you have been a customer, employee, job candidate or supplier during that period. If you’ve not worked with us yet, then hopefully we will in the future – thanks in anticipation of that.
In some ways, little has changed since November 2002. Organisations still need to deliver clear and simple content their users and staff love. We still deal with user-focused content for software, medical equipment or IT hardware, as well as policies and procedures. Our services have remained essentially the same, as well: recruitment, content development, consulting and training services.
Over the last 10 years, probably the biggest developments have been using the Web, video and wikis to deliver information. Now, with analytics, we can measure the value of documentation more accurately.
Looking forward, we’ve a few things planned to coincide with our anniversary. Some, such as hosting webinars, have already been launched. Others should appear shortly. We seek to challenge and improve ourselves, to work with more customers. So our toast today is: to a successful future.
We’ll be at Technical Communications UK conference next week. Ellis will be speaking on the 4th October (at 11.00) on “What does the iPad 3 mean for Technical Authors?”. The Technical Communications UK conference includes speakers from outside the technical communication profession, with the aim of bringing a new perspective on communicating information.
A successful conference is as much about the people you meet as the presentations, so it will be fun mixing with all the other delegates.
Cherryleaf’s Ginny Critcher has been interviewed by PC Pro Magazine about the role of the Technical Author today.
Ginny has extensive project management skills and has considerable experience using the main technical authoring tools. She is fluent in Spanish, has an MSc (in Information Systems), a BA (in Spanish Studies) and an RSA TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certificate.
The article should be published in the December edition of the magazine.
From today, our Brighton office is relocating to larger premises near the Brighton Marina. We’re taking the opportunity to fit it out with the latest equipment at the same time. Telephone and internet connection to this office may be intermittent until Friday, so do bear with us.
Mindtouch has compiled an updated list of the most influential techcomm bloggers. The top six most influential bloggers are based in the USA; Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt comes in at No. 7, making him, according to this list, the most influential techcomms blogger in Europe.
It does conjure up images of someone stroking a white persian cat in their mountain lair – do bloggers and tweeters really have a great deal of influence on their community?
We have clients looking to recruit Technical Authors for the following positions:
Ellis Pratt will be speaking at the STC Summit, 20-23 May 2012, which is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosemont, Chicago, IL. If you’re going to the conference, then we look forward to meeting you.