Documentation Specialists

Cherryleaf: Documentation specialists, information designers, technical authors, technical writers or technical communicators? There are lots of phrases used to describe our profession. We tend to focus more on the problems we solve and the benefits derived, because people tend to understand these more easily. We also deal in other areas, such as copywriting and Web… Read more »

Subscribing to this Blog

You can receive content updates in My Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and other news readers by clicking on one of the buttons below:

Will Microsoft’s Vista delay benefit RoboHelp?

Microsoft has put back the launch of its next operating system, Microsoft Vista. Corporate customers are promised it in November 2006, with the retail version due in January 2007. This is unlikely to have earth shattering consequences for technical writers, but it is likely to affect some of the Help authoring tool vendors. For Adobe,… Read more »

A map of technology start-ups in Britain

Electronics Weekly has published a map of technology start-ups in Britain. They define a start-up as one that is less than 5 years old and hasn’t been bought, floated or been wound up. There are 128 firms featured on the map, up from 110 in 2003 and 32 in 1999. The clusters are Cambridge, Bristol,… Read more »

Tech Writing 2.0 – The impact of Web 2.0 on technical illustration

Last week we said: “At the moment, the biggest problem is how to tag particular areas of a diagram (to be called “segmented tagging” or “hotspot tagging” perhaps?), but that’s unlikely to be a showstopper.” And this week, a Web site went into service that solves this problem!Does anyone else know what that Web site… Read more »