The business case for DITA

This is an edited version of a transatlantic interview we carried out with Sarah O’Keefe, CEO of our US partner Scriptorium Inc., on DITA. We discussed a range of topics relating to DITA, but these clips focus on the business case for DITA – why and when it makes sense to move to this standard… Read more »

Training Webinars/Webcast events for technical communicators

We would like to invite you to a programme of training Webcast events  with us and our colleagues from the TechComm Alliance, where we will share our knowledge and advice that will make you a better technical communicator. We’re putting together a programme of the best speakers we can find – to improve your skills and… Read more »

How can technical authors become part of technology ecosystems?

Jonathan Mitchener has written an article in Engineering and Technology magazine on the interest of technology providers in creating “ecosystems”. This is the concept of offering not just gadgets but also a range of related products and services, which can integrate seamlessly with each other in an overall system. The poster boy for this ecosystem approach is… Read more »

Manager’s guide to single sourcing: What’s the problem, why is there a need?

I thought it might be useful to look at a simple question: Why is there a need for single sourcing technical documentation? For people who aren’t technical authors, it’s often unclear why technical authors talk so much about “single sourcing”. Isn’t that just cutting and pasting? What’s the problem? In later posts we’ll look at the… Read more »