Podcast 58: Writing a presentation for a conference

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at how to write a slide deck for a presentation. Evolution of TC conference http://technicalcommunicationuk.com/ The Future of Techcomm video by Scott Abel Different possible presentation structures: The recipe The map The “Lessons I learnt” Nancy Duarte format – how it is, how it will be (politicians)… Read more »

Podcast 42: Note taking – techniques and technologies

In Episode 42 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we asked technical communicators which techniques and technologies they use to capture information in meetings and interviews. Links: https://lifehacker.com/5989980/ive-been-using-evernote-all-wrong-heres-why-its-actually-amazing https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/notability/id360593530?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8 http://fordshorthand.com/ http://blog.goptg.com/creating-and-emailing-one-note-templates https://slite.com/templates http://www.bear-writer.com/ https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/209126827-Capture-pages-using-the-Evernote-camera https://www.amazon.co.uk/Livescribe-3-Smartpen-Black-Edition/dp/B0195Y00Y2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1535531089&sr=8-2&keywords=livescribe https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/office-lens/id975925059?mt=8 https://www.cherryleaf.com/2016/12/new-notetaking-methods-for-technical-communicators/  

Topic-based writing: what is it, and why should I care?

In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we take a look at topic-based writing. We explore: What is a topic? Features of topics Why use topics? Why not use topics? Where can you use them? What happens if you don’t use it? Tools for topic-based writing What do you need to know Interacting with others

New training course – Writing skills for developers

Today, we’ve released our latest training course – Writing skills for developers. The course teaches developers the key skills of technical writing for software user documentation. Although it would be better for a professional technical communicator to write the end user documentation, for some organisations, this isn’t always possible. It is for developers who: Need a solid… Read more »

Using Hemingway on our website

Last week, we used the Hemingway app to highlight any unclear pages on our main website. The app highlighted four pages where we’d used the passive voice or very long sentences. The first inclination was to think our readers are cleverer, our content is more technical, it’s not possible to rewrite those parts. We found, of course, we… Read more »