Becoming a freelance Technical Author

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we take a look at becoming a freelance Technical Author. We’ll cover: Why do companies hire freelancers? The benefits The downsides Working from home Working abroad The legal and tax considerations Finding work What to do in the quiet periods Links: Become a better technical and business communicator by subscribing… Read more »

What does the future hold for technical communication?

This autumn, Communicator will be celebrating 50 years. We’ve been asked to write an article for a special supplement for the Autumn issue on what the future holds for technical communication. We’ll be looking at what technical communication will be like in ten or twenty years into the future. We’d like feedback on the draft article, to… Read more »

The risks with Technical Author certification

As part of the attempt to make technical writing similar to other professions, there have been a number of moves by different technical communication societies to introduce certification. This can be a good thing, but there are some dangers with it as well. Certification usually involves some training and a test. Students can be accredited… Read more »

Transcript from What’s the deal about structured content? Part 2/2

Below is a transcript of second half of our podcast episode What’s the deal about structured content? : So what’s come about is lots of different standards for the ways in which we can do structured writing. And you know the same about standards and toothbrushes? Everyone wants to use their own. No-one wants to use anybody… Read more »