The “Google or Death?” choice for technical authors

July’s edition of Science magazine includes a study that shows scientific researchers are now more inclined to get their information from the Web (specifically, “quick and dirty” searches in Google) than from specialist scientific resources. If scientists are focusing on only a tiny bit of research – the bits served up by Google – what are typical users… Read more »

The perfect technical author

The perfect technical author can: act as a novice user member of the target audience of the product be an expert in understanding all aspects of the product be technically adept in the technologies needed to deliver the information to users create content in a way that is organised & repeatable, managed & sustainable, while working in… Read more »

Keen to develop your career as a Technical Author? Special half-day workshop on the keys to building a highly successful career as a technical communicator

We invite you to a special workshop in London this July, where we can show you the skills that are key to professional success as a technical author, and provide you with a practical approach to developing a successful career in technical communication.  On Monday 13th July we will presenting the workshop near at venue in… Read more »

Feedback on our 1st Documentation Managers/Leaders mentoring meeting

We hosted the first of our peer-group mentoring meetings on Tuesday, and I pleased to say the event went as well as we could have expected. We’ve attended and hosted sessions for other entrepreneurs, but this was our first experience of running such an event for documentation managers.  The interactions and the nature of the outcomes… Read more »