We’ve been putting together some short length videos that we can use on the Cherryleaf website. These are “quick and dirty”, three to four minute videos, shot
behind in front of a green screen.
One explains why technical communication is changing:
Another looks at recruiting a Technical Author:
Each video takes a couple of hours to create, and we hope to add more over time.
We’re changing some of our IT systems this week, including our email system. This involves some changes to DNS and TXT records that may take a while to propagate around the Internet.
If you send us an email and it seems like we’re taking an unusually long time to reply, please feel free to call us on 0207 100 4513. If we detect any serious problems that might take days to fix, we have a backup alternative gmail account we can ask you to use temporarily instead.
This Autumn, we’ll be in a number of cities around England, meeting up with people involved with content strategy and technical communication.
This is a great opportunity to tell us what you’re involved with at the moment, pick our brains, or discover more about our services.
You never know – if you have a content-related issue, we may be able to help.
Here is the current itinerary:
- Week commencing 16th September – London
- Week commencing 23rd September – Bristol
- Week commencing 30th October – Brighton
- Week commencing 7th October – London
- Week commencing 14th October – Oxford
- Week commencing 21st October – Cambridge
- Week commencing 28th October – London
- Week commencing 11th November – Reading
- Week commencing 18th November – Birmingham
- Week commencing 2nd December – Manchester
We’ll also be in Wiesbaden, Germany on 7th and 8th November.
If you’d like to meet up with us, simply contact us and we’ll get back to you.
If those dates don’t suit, but you’d still like to meet us, drop us a line. Together, we should be able to find a suitable date.
Cherryleaf has joined Wired Sussex, a Brighton-based membership organisation for companies operating in the digital, media and technology sector in Sussex, UK.
Wired Sussex works to help members to create, innovate and grow.
Cherryleaf is also a member (but not a resident) of Campus London, a co-working space in the heart of East London’s Tech City that’s supported and powered by Google.
We’re happy to talk to start-ups about supporting users on a shoestring, as well as new and emerging ways to support users. Contact us if you’d like to talk.
Today, we’ll be sending out the Cherryleaf newsletter for March 2013, containing news and stories on creating clear and simple information your users will love.
You can join the thousands who receive our free newsletter – subscribe here. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest edition straightaway.
Your details won’t be shared with anyone, and you can un-subscribe at any time.
Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt was interviewed recently for an article for AccountingWeb called Don’t be a boring accountant: Lessons from a technical author. The article has been published today.
It explores what accountants can learn from Technical Authors in how to avoid being seen as boring, whilst still maintaining their credibility.
The full article is available to registered AccountingWEB members only. It’s free to register.
The Society for Technical Communication, the professional body for technical communicators in the USA, is introducing a number of specially selected guest bloggers to its official blog. The first guest blogger is, we’re pleased to say, Cherryleaf’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Ellis Pratt.
These posts, called “Letter from the UK”, will explore what’s happening for technical communicators in the UK and mainland Europe. You’ll find the first post on the “STC Notebook blog” today:
STC’s Notebook has long been a great source for STC-related news, information and conversation. Now it hopes to become the same for topics relating to technical communications. We’re delighted to be involved and participating in this initiative, and we hope you’ll find these posts of interest.
We’ve unveiled our new logo for Cherryleaf today. Here it is:
It was developed by Dominic Negus Design, whose previous brand identity clients include Blue Circle, British Airways Cargo, The Rank Organisation and The Royal Opera House.
Why have we changed our logo? Our previous logo was designed to be right justified, and we were finding an increasing number of situations where we wanted to have a logo that could be left justified. Also, after ten years of being in business, we thought the time was right for an update to our brand image.
We hope you like it.