New courses added to the Advanced Technical Communication training course bundle

There are now 10 courses that form part of the Advanced Technical Communication training course bundle. That’s because we added a course on Structured Writing in December, and we’re adding a course on UI/UX text writing. For the UI/UX writing course, we’re experimenting with taking an Agile development approach, and releasing the modules as they are produced…. Read more »

Podcast 42: Note taking – techniques and technologies

In Episode 42 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we asked technical communicators which techniques and technologies they use to capture information in meetings and interviews. Links: https://lifehacker.com/5989980/ive-been-using-evernote-all-wrong-heres-why-its-actually-amazing https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/notability/id360593530?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8 http://fordshorthand.com/ http://blog.goptg.com/creating-and-emailing-one-note-templates https://slite.com/templates http://www.bear-writer.com/ https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209126827-Capture-pages-using-the-Evernote-camera https://www.amazon.co.uk/Livescribe-3-Smartpen-Black-Edition/dp/B0195Y00Y2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535531089&sr=8-2&keywords=livescribe https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/office-lens/id975925059?mt=8 https://www.cherryleaf.com/2016/12/new-notetaking-methods-for-technical-communicators/  

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

What’s the deal about structured content?

This is a recording of a presentation from the February 2018 London Content Strategy Meetup. “Content can often seem like jelly – messy and hard to manage. In this presentation, we’ll look at whether you can reduce this messiness through structured writing. In this overview of the topic, we’ll explore what is structured writing, what… Read more »