The Cherryleaf world tour of England – fancy meeting up?

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.

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.

The Society for Communication’s first guest blogger is….

STC logoThe 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.

Here is Cherryleaf’s new logo

We’ve unveiled our new logo for Cherryleaf today. Here it is:

cherryleaf logo

cherryleaf logo - centred

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.

Cherryleaf featured in this month’s PC Pro magazine

In this month’s edition (confusingly dated January 2013) of PC Pro magazine, Stuart Andrews explores the role of technical writer, the person behind technical documentation. In the short article, he interviews Ginny Critcher, Director at Cherryleaf, who explains the highs and lows of working as a Technical Author.

Ginny Critcher in PC Pro magazine

PC Pro magazine Jan 2013

New Cherryleaf logo – can you guess what it will look like?

The more sharp eyed visitors to the Cherryleaf Web site may have noticed our company logo has almost disappeared off the site. That’s because we have just signed off on a new logo that will be revealed shortly.

This gives the opportunity for a little bit of fun – can you guess what our new logo will look like?

car under a cloth

not our new logo

The prize – proof of your good taste and evidence of your psychic powers! It’s just for fun.

Simply use the comments box below to make your guess. You can guess both the type of imagery and the colours.

Thank you

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.

Cherryleaf interview in PC Pro Magazine

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.