Modern-day software technical communication comes in many different forms. Developer portals, knowledge bases, instruction guides, onboarding guides, online Help, and UI text are just some examples. Just as there are all kinds of technical communication, so there are many kinds of technical communicators. Each technical communicator has a unique set of skills and experience, we… Read more »
Here’s a playlist, from the Cherryleaf Podcast, on starting your career as a Technical Author.
Is there a trend toward specialisation, and is this driving up the value of technical knowledge instead of writing skills? We talk to Tom Johnson, who is well known for his website idratherbewriting.com
Life at Google has just published a nice video that looks at the Technical Writers who work at Google. “Technical Writers at Google are a key link between engineers, marketing associates, developer advocates, as well as all the external users and developers, tying together many vital but disparate parts of the Google ecosystem.” Here’s the video:… Read more »
Here are the responses we received when we asked, share one piece of advice you have for new technical writers: Start with the question “why does the reader care?” and you won’t go far wrong lornajane Find a balance between: (1) Take feedback well and constantly improve (2) Develop a thick skin to criticism and… Read more »