Comment on our article

We received this comment on our article “The death of the Technical Author?” Comments: Interesting evaluation of the changing role of the ‘Technical Author’ but I don’t agree with the use of the expression ‘Information Designer’ in the context of “Explaining technical information to a non-technical audience”. The advertising and marketing profession in general provides… Read more »

Vacancies for technical authors

Shortly after sending out our latest newsletter, we had three new contract and permanent job opportunities confirmed. If you are a technical author looking for work then do take a look at the front page of our Web site We have a position for a technical author in Kent a contract opportunity for a… Read more »

Justin Darley to speak at STC UK Chapter event in Cambridge

Justin Darley of Cherryleaf is to be the guest speaker at an STC UK Chapter event in Cambridge on Wednesday 7th September 2005. Justin will speak about “Using DocBook to Create HTML Help”, and will answer questions after his talk. The event will take place at the offices of ARM, at 5:30pm. For details of… Read more »

Microsoft Vista Help update

Here’s an update on the new Help system that will be shippng with the next version of Windows (Windows Vista). Vista’s Help, and the XML tags in MAML are primarily task-oriented. Presentation is separated from content, so you can maintain a consistent look across programs. The MAML schema is included in the Windows Vista beta,… Read more »

Our Web site redesign

We revamped our Web site in July, moving from a layout controlled by tables to one controlled by cascading style sheets. The site is now more accessible for the sight-impaired and for people using PDAs or text browsers. It also takes less time to load. We’ve also rewritten the text for our marketing and copywriting… Read more »