Your questions about Technical Authors and Technical Writers answered

On a future episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we’ll be answering the top 20 most popular questions on Technical Authors and Technical Writers.

You can submit your question via our contact form or record your question by voicemail, using the button below.

Potential questions include:

  • What is a Technical Author?
  • How do I become a Technical Author?
  • How much does a Technical Author earn?
  • What makes a Technical Author?
  • Which is the best term? Technical Writer, Technical Author or Technical Communicator?
  • Are there opportunities for Technical Authors to get a job abroad?
  • What is the career path for Technical Authors?
  • Is technical writing a good career?
  • What do Technical Writers do?
  • Can a Technical Author work from home?
  • How to become a Technical Author without experience.
  • What does a Technical Author need to know?
  • Can a Technical Author become a Business Analyst or Product Manager?
  • How to interview a Technical Author.
  • Why hire a Technical Author?
  • What performance goals should you set for a Technical Author?
  • Can I become a Technical Author with an English degree?
  • What training is available in technical writing?

Transcript from What’s the deal about structured content? Part 1/2

Below is a transcript of first half of our podcast episode What’s the deal about structured content? :

Welcome to the Cherryleaf podcast. It’s February 2018, and I’m off to the London Content Strategy Meetup, where we’ll be talking about structured writing. [Rahel Bailie] I thank our sponsors Syzergy and Scroll for doing this and I want to introduce her speaker this evening who’s Ellis Pratt. I know now Ellis for many many, many years, and he’s been incredibly kind to me since. I’ll tell you the Christmas story, the famous Christmas story later. He runs Cherryleaf, and I’ll let him tell you a little bit about that side. I have a handout for the best tweet, so you can use #ContentLDN as your hashtag and we’ll will begin.

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Your user guide writing questions answered

On a future episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we’ll be answering the top 20 most popular questions on writing user guides.

You can submit your question via our contact form or record your question by voicemail, using the button below.

Potential questions include:

  • How do I write  a user guide?
  • Why create user guides today?
  • What is user guide?
  • Can I animate user guide?
  • User guides versus training manuals
  • Is there a difference between a user guide and user manual?
  • Should I create a user guide manual template?
  • The time needed to create a user guide
  • Can I clip and reuse sections of a user manual?
  • How do I create an outline for a user manual?

Policies and Procedures – Survey of issues and challenges

Our third survey! This one is on the most important issues organisations face with regard to writing policies and procedures – whether these factors are important for your particular business.

It’s should only take about four minutes to complete.

As with the other surveys we’re running, we’ll be sharing our findings on the Cherryleaf blog and Cherryleaf podcast. We might also use the information to help shape our policies and procedures writing training course. Any information will be anonymised, and we won’t be publishing individual responses.

Here’s a link to the survey:

Policies and Procedures – Survey of issues and challenges

Take part in our survey into the business drivers for technical documentation

We’re running a second survey – this one looks into the business drivers for technical documentation. Whether these factors are important for your particular business.

Survey: What are the business drivers for technical documentation?

It should take about three minutes to complete.

We’ll be sharing our findings on the Cherryleaf blog and Cherryleaf podcast. We might also present our results at a conference later in the year.

If you want to view our past surveys, see our new web page: Cherryleaf surveys

Record your question to the Cherryleaf podcast team

Have a stubborn challenge you want our opinion on? The Cherryleaf Podcast is a podcast on creating clearer and simpler information, technical writing, technical communication, and related topics.

You can ask your question to the Cherryleaf Podcast team. We’ll see if we can feature it in a future episode of our podcast.

Click the record button below to leave us a voicemail recording.