As a technical communicator, sometimes it can be hard to explain to others what it is you do. In the olden days, it was simpler: you could say you wrote manuals. Then, in more recent times, you could say you wrote online Help and manuals. Today, there can be uncertainty of what is and isn’t technical… Read more »
For the ISTC’s YouTube Channel, Ellis Pratt (Cherryleaf) is interviewing a number of technical communicators. Here is Adrian Warman (IBM Cloudant): Here is Brian Harris (Red Gate Software): There’ll be more interviews in the coming weeks.
We’re planning to carry out a number of videoed interviews with a range of Technical Authors this week. This is to help promote the profession. We’ll be asking questions such as what their role is inside their companies, and how they became a Technical Author. The videos will be uploaded to the YouTube Channel for the Institute of… Read more »
One of the most common questions we’re asked is how to become a Technical Author.
It’s quite difficult to know how many Technical Authors there are in the United Kingdom. The profession doesn’t have its own Standard Occupational Classification code, so there are no official statistics. We can estimate the number of Technical Authors in the IT sector. One way to do this is by looking at the total number people… Read more »