Managing a project? Need technical writers? Solve that issue today

This is one of our occasional reminders that Cherryleaf offers technical and business writing services. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or skills to create the documentation in-house. You can use Cherryleaf to create: End-user documentation Online Help Embedded Help Getting started guides Knowledge Bases Quick reference guides Reference manuals Tutorials Screencasts and video… Read more »

The risks with Technical Author certification

As part of the attempt to make technical writing similar to other professions, there have been a number of moves by different technical communication societies to introduce certification. This can be a good thing, but there are some dangers with it as well. Certification usually involves some training and a test. Students can be accredited… Read more »

New online Microsoft writing style guide

Microsoft has released the latest edition of its writing style guidelines as a website: “Welcome to the Microsoft Writing Style Guide, your guide to writing style and terminology for all communication—whether an app, a website, or a white paper. If you write about computer technology, this guide is for you. Today, lots of people are… Read more »

Don’t say “simply”

At this month’s WriteTheDocs London meetup, Jim Fisher of Pusher presented a talk called “Don’t say Simply“.  He talked about words, such as “simply”, that can seem innocuous when written in user documentation, but which show a lack of sympathy when read. He showed how popular “simply” is with developer documentation writers, by showing the number… Read more »