Ellis will be speaking at the Lavacon Europe conference

Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will be speaking at Lavacon’s first European conference. This will be held on 5-8 June, at the Trinity College Conference Centre, Dublin. Ellis’ presentation will be on the 7th June, and it’s called “Markdown – Friend or Foe?” If you’re going, do say hello.

Presentation on technical writing in Lean and Agile environments

Cherryleaf’s co-founder, Ellis Pratt, will be speaking at the next meeting of the ISTC’s Southern Area Group. The event will be on Tuesday 17th May at The Keep, 29 Castle Street, Guildford, GU1 3UW from 7pm. Ellis will speak on Technical Writing in Lean and Agile environments. He’ll explain how to rise to the challenge… Read more »

Reflections on last week’s mini-conference on documenting APIs

Last Friday, I attended and presented at the Write The Docs mini-conference on documenting APIs, held at the Government Digital Services (GDS) building in Holborn. My presentation was called “What makes Technical Communicators uneasy about API documentation, and what can we do about it?”, and there were a number of questions and comments regarding some of… Read more »

Ellis to speak at the University of East London

Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will participating in a panel event that forms part of the University of East London’s Freelance Week. The panel members will be speaking about their experiences and offering advice and tips to current students thinking about freelancing. The event is on Thursday 18th February at the university’s Docklands Campus.

Do you need DITA?

Judging by Social Media last week, there were many strong opinions at the tekom tcworld conference towards the DITA authoring standard and the associated tools. It seemed, as the philosopher Swift once said, “Haters gonna hate”, and, by inference, “Hypers gonna hype”. Eliot Kimber provided an interesting summary in a post to the DITA users group forum (Trip… Read more »