Give me your technical writers yearning to breathe free

We’ve two clients, one in France and the other in Denmark, willing to hire US American and Canadian technical writers who have the skills they need. Salaries are up to $150,000 pa. There are approximately 1,500,000 Americans of Danish origin or descent,according to Wikipedia, so this could be a homecoming of sorts. See the Vacancies… Read more »

Trends in Technical Communication – Peering into the crystal ball

I’m starting to think about a conference presentation I have been asked to make later this year. Sometimes, our talks are about “big picture” issues, such as “what makes a good technical author?” or “what’s the value of documentation?”, and I’m currently considering whether I should talk about the future trends in technical communication. The… Read more »

The eee pc and the right to remix documentation dilemma

Last week we purchased and received an Asus eee pc 900. Its popularity illustrates the dilemma manufacturers will face in the future, with regard to their user documentation/user assistance. Background The eee pc is a ultra portable laptop, which costs roughly a fifth of the price of an Apple Airbook or a Sony Vaio. It… Read more »

Quote of the month

We’ve just received this nice testimonial from a client: “I had some basic instructions for my new online application, Opportunity Matrix™, but absolutely no idea how to turn them into a proper help system. Carol at Cherryleaf was able to take my rough notes and turn them into a professional Help file. She worked through… Read more »

Why does this project manager have so many lines on his face?

Notice the man’s wrinkles. What have past software development projects done to him? Maybe this time it will be different. Maybe this time he can sleep knowing the users will get the documentation they expect. Because maybe this time he’ll use a technical author. Cherryleaf works with developers of software helping them ensure they have… Read more »