Approximately 50% of a Technical Author’s day is spent writing. However, when Technical Publications teams look for efficiencies, they tend to focus on the 50% of time spent on non-writing activities, such as researching, reviewing and planning. They assume the content itself cannot be written more quickly. To an extent, they are right, as the querty qwerty keyboard… Read more »
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Mike Atherton, Lead Instructor at General Assembly London, tweeted a link to a 2011interview with Ted Nelson on the future of text, document abstraction and transclusion. Ted Nelson is one of the pioneers of information technology. He has been credited as being the first person to use the words hypertext and hypermedia (although he denies this), transclusion and… Read more »
MadCap Software has asked me to present, as a webinar, one of my conference presentations from the MadWorld 2014 conference – Bust a Move: From Technical Communication to Content Strategy. In this webinar, we’ll look at how technical communicators can get more involved in corporate content strategy. We’ll look at why they might want to do… Read more »
Once again, I enjoyed immensely Madcap Software’s MadWorld conference in San Diego. This was Madcap’s second annual conference, building on the success of MadWorld 2013.
One of the main benefits from single sourcing is the ability to reuse existing content. Different departments can avoid duplicating work, which means they can save time and money. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to quantify these savings before you move to an authoring or content management system that enables you to single source. Analysing… Read more »