tcworld interview: Technical Communication and social media

tcworld maagxine 2013The July 2013 edition of tcworld magazine contains an interview with Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt on technical communication and social media.

The magazine also includes an article by Sarah Maddox (now at Google) on how technical communicators can use Twitter in technical communication.

We’re not certain when/if the online version will be uploaded to the tcworld site, but we’ll add a link to the article as soon as we can.

Update: You can view it online.

Cherryleaf featured in Data Quality Pro Journal – improving Healthcare data quality through policy and procedure management

Data Quality Pro logoIn Data Quality Pro Journal, Dylan Jones interviews Ellis Pratt, Director at Cherryleaf, about how to improve Healthcare data quality through policy and procedure management. According to Dylan,

“One of the single most common root-causes of poor information quality is outdated documentation and a lack of governance in the way policies and procedures are managed. Nowhere is this more critical than in the healthcare sector.”

Ellis shares a range of practical techniques and methods to help improve policy and procedure documentation within the healthcare sector.

Article – How to improve Healthcare data quality through policy and procedure management.

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Translating and localizing documents – Cherryleaf interview with Lloyd International

Below is an interview between Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf and Jill Fifoot of Lloyd International. In the interview, we discuss localizing and translating technical documentation.

See also our Translation Services.

Managing documentation projects – Sage Technologies case study

Below is an interview between Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf and Diana Logan, Documentation Manager at Sage Technologies. In the interview, we discuss Sage Technologies’ new platform for assisting users, the “Sage Ecosystem”, and how user documentation is developed by Diana’s team.


Case Study: User Documentation at Red Gate Software

Our latest interview is between Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf and Rachel Potts of Red Gate Software, concerning user assistance and documentation at Red Gate Software.

We discussed working in an Agile environment, providing a single support centre for all user information and how Web Analytics can help improve user documentation.

This is the full interview, and it lasts 30 minutes.

Part 1:

Link to Part 2

Link to Part 3

Link to Part 4

This interview will form part of Cherryleaf’s Learning Zone for technical writers. The Learning Zone has been our “skunkworks” project for 2010, which we’ve been mentioning for a while now.  All the initial content has been uploaded and reviewed, and we have additional content ready to be added. We’ve a few things to sort out before we can go live: User feedback/pre-release review (we’re looking for volunteers) and some shopping cart and folder security protection tasks.

Case study:How user documentation is developed at Alfresco in an Agile environment, using wikis

This is the edited Cherryleaf interview with Briana Wherry, Information Manager of Alfresco. We discussed how user documentation is developed at Alfreso in an Agile environment, using wikis.