Randall Munroe’s latest book Thing Explainer will be released tomorrow. In the book, Munroe uses line drawings and only the thousand most common words to provide simple explanations for complicated objects. It’s good practice to use words that are commonly understood. In some industries, Technical Authors have to write using only a limited list of approved words (a “controlled… Read more »
Tag: Technical Writing
You can now sign up for all of Cherryleaf’s popular online training courses at a discounted price! This bundle provides you with access to: Cherryleaf’s Technical Author/Technical Writing online training course DITA fundamentals Single sourcing and content reuse training course Introduction to Content Strategy course By purchasing this bundle, you’ll save £180 ex VAT. That’s a… Read more »
It might seem like we’ve been quiet recently, but that’s partly because we’ve been working on an academic project that we hope to be announcing towards the end of the year. As a spin-off from this project, we’re developing new training courses in technical communication. These courses are at a more advanced level than our basic/intermediate courses, and… Read more »
There’s not much more to say, apart from “book now to avoid disappointment”: Trends in Technical Communication Course – Advanced Technical Writing Techniques.
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 »