In Episode 132 of The Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at dealing with being laid off or being made redundant. In January 2023, there were quite a few layoffs in the tech sector. It’s reported that Google has laid off 12,000 people, Microsoft 11,000, Amazon 18,000, Salesforce 8000. And there’s also been layoffs at Meta, Cisco,… Read more »
Quiz: What type of technical writer are you?
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 »
Starting your career as a Technical Author playlist
Here’s a playlist, from the Cherryleaf Podcast, on starting your career as a Technical Author.
Podcast 49: Should you specialise? Interview with Tom Johnson
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
Video – Being a Technical Writer at Google
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 »