Podcast 146: What is the current demand for contract Technical Authors?

In this month’s podcast, we look at the current demand for contract Technical Authors in the UK, using statistics from ITJobsWatch.net. We look at the the number of vacancies and whether this has affected the rates offered. Transcript This is the Cherryleaf podcast. Hello and welcome to the Cherryleaf podcast. My name is Ellis Pratt…. Read more »

Podcast 132: Dealing with a layoff

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 »