In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at the tools used by technical communicators for editing and reviewing content. Did we miss any out?
We’ve just published, as a beta release, our latest e-learning course: Revising and Editing Content. It covers the following topics: Editing Revising content Revising tools Editing and revising exercises Getting your content reviewed The relationship between editors and writers Revising and Editing Content is available as part of WriteLessons, which provides you with access to a range of e-learning… Read more »
We’ve started work on the next course to be added to the WriteLessons bundle of online training courses – “Reviewing and Editing Technical Documents”. In this situation, we may try an experiment and release each module as it is completed, rather than publish all the modules in one go. The modules will be: revising, editing, copy… Read more »
Professor Martin Paul Eve of Birkbeck College, University of London, has released, for free, the visualisation software that helped him compare the texts of the novel Cloud Atlas. It displays the differences as a Sankey diagram. It’s intended to be used for comparing contemporary fiction, but it may have uses for analysing other long documents. See: SankeyTextualVariant… Read more »
A linter is a software utility that flags “suspicious usage” in software. Although linters are used by developers mostly to write more bug-free code, there are a few utilities emerging that work with documentation. They could be useful if you’re writing Web pages, markdown files or XML files. Write good checks for passive voice, repeated words, adverbs, weasel words,… Read more »