Creating user documentation and online Help in a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery environment can be challenging for technical communicators and developers.
Category: Technical Authors
Technical Authors work in a profession where they must be able to adapt to changes in the technology sector. Often, the changes relate to the outputs they need to create or the authoring tools they use, and most Technical Authors adapt quite easily to the new situations. However, sometimes there are also changes to writing styles or the… Read more »
We asked Technical Authors to complete a survey into the issues and challenges they face in 2016 and beyond. There were four main themes that stood out: Issues around working in an Agile environment. A need to develop skills in creating training screencasts. This included how to use tools, structuring and presenting content, and the ideal… Read more »
Randall Munroe’s latest book Thing Explainer will be released tomorrow. In the book, Munroe uses line drawings and only the thousand most common words to provide simple explanations for complicated objects. It’s good practice to use words that are commonly understood. In some industries, Technical Authors have to write using only a limited list of approved words (a “controlled… Read more »
Adobe released the latest version of RoboHelp last week, and we’ve taken it for a quick spin around the block. It’s called RoboHelp (2015 Release), but we’ll call simply call it RoboHelp 2015.