Podcast 148. Using AI in techcomm – 2024 survey results

In April 2023, we conducted a survey into the use of AI and ChatGPT in technical communications. We thought it would be interesting to carry out a similar survey again. In this podcast, we talk about the results from the survey and describe what has changed over the last 12 months. Transcript This is the… Read more »

Podcast 147: The art of persuasion

This month’s podcast looks at the language of persuasion and how Technical Authors can use it. What do we mean by persuasive language? What is nudging and are we as technical authors able to use this type of language? As part of the research for this podcast I watched some public information films and read… Read more »

Podcast 146: What is the current demand for contract Technical Authors?

In this month’s podcast, we look at the current demand for contract Technical Authors in the UK, using statistics from ITJobsWatch.net. We look at the the number of vacancies and whether this has affected the rates offered. Transcript This is the Cherryleaf podcast. Hello and welcome to the Cherryleaf podcast. My name is Ellis Pratt…. Read more »

Podcast 139: Techsmith’s Daniel Foster on the contentious relationship between technical writers and video content

In this podcast episode, we talk to Daniel Foster, Director of Strategy at TechSmith, about the contentious relationship between technical writers and video content. A growing trend among technical writers is the integration of video content alongside traditional documentation and visuals, offering a dynamic and immersive medium to enhance user understanding and engagement. However, writers… Read more »