Podcast 80: Review of Google’s Technical Writing Courses for Engineers

Google has developed two technical writing classes for developers, which it has delivered to thousands of its own staff. In late February 2020 it made these accessible to people outside of Google. But are they any good? In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we describe and review these courses.

Improving the Technical Author/technical writing training course

We were told last month that the ISTC has renewed the accreditation of our Technical Author/technical writing training course. As part of the accreditation process, the course is reviewed every two years by a panel, who provide feedback on the course. However, to our embarrassment, the reviewers mentioned we’d misspelt two of words that appear in… Read more »

Cherryleaf’s online techcomm courses are now accessible via an app

The Teachable iOS app enables you to access our online technical communication courses on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll still get the best experience using a desktop computer, but this app means you can access the course at other times. The courses are available both online and offline. At the moment, the app is only available for… Read more »

Podcast 37: Should technical writers become copywriters?

In Episode 37 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at the similarities and differences between copywriting and technical writing. With the changes to the Customer Journey, we ask: should technical writers become copywriters? Links: Technical copywriting training course Technical copywriting writing services Graham Jones – Are you providing enough detail online? “The World of the Hero”… Read more »

Topic-based writing: what is it, and why should I care?

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we take a look at topic-based writing. We explore: What is a topic? Features of topics Why use topics? Why not use topics? Where can you use them? What happens if you don’t use it? Tools for topic-based writing What do you need to know Interacting with others