Happy New Year! A quick update on the availability of places on our upcoming courses: We’ve just three places left on our advanced technical writing classroom course on the 28th January. We have free places on our advanced technical writing live Web course, for delegates based outside the UK, which will be held on the… Read more »
Category: Technical Communicators
As a technical communicator, sometimes it can be hard to explain to others what it is you do. In the olden days, it was simpler: you could say you wrote manuals. Then, in more recent times, you could say you wrote online Help and manuals. Today, there can be uncertainty of what is and isn’t technical… Read more »
Here’s the latest Interview, with John McNamara of IBM, on what it’s like to be a technical communicator:
For the ISTC’s YouTube Channel, Ellis Pratt (Cherryleaf) is interviewing a number of technical communicators. Here is Adrian Warman (IBM Cloudant): Here is Brian Harris (Red Gate Software): There’ll be more interviews in the coming weeks.
There’s an interesting discussion thread in the ISTC’s discussion forum regarding good and bad examples of technical writing. Incoming ISTC President Alison Peck has been asked by a researcher for a radio programme if she could provide some examples of technical writing: “well done, badly done and particularly innovative or strange”. As it’s a radio… Read more »