Beta release of our Revising and Editing Content course

We’ve just published, as a beta release, our latest e-learning course: Revising and Editing Content. It covers the following topics: Editing Revising content Revising tools Editing and revising exercises Getting your content reviewed The relationship between editors and writers Revising and Editing Content is available as part of WriteLessons, which provides you with access to a range of e-learning… Read more »

Reviewing and Editing Technical Documents Course – Update

We’ve started work on the next course to be added to the WriteLessons bundle of online training courses – “Reviewing and Editing Technical Documents”. In this situation, we may try an experiment and release each module as it is completed, rather than publish all the modules in one go. The modules will be: revising, editing, copy… Read more »

SankeyTextualVariant: Visualisation software for comparing texts

Professor Martin Paul Eve of Birkbeck College, University of London, has released, for free, the visualisation software that helped him compare the texts of the novel Cloud Atlas. It displays the differences as a Sankey diagram. It’s intended to be used for comparing contemporary fiction, but it may have uses for analysing other long documents. See: SankeyTextualVariant… Read more »

Perfecting collaborative authoring for online Help

Yesterday, I wrote: “There are some activities that seem like they always could be improved. One is creating an authoring environment where professional technical communicators and other staff can work together.” Writing online Help is different from writing some other types of content, in that it involves topic-based authoring. Content is stored in modular, re-usable and flexible… Read more »