Throwback Thursday to 1988 and my first full-time technical writing job.
Tag: Technical Writing
I recently had the opportunity to write a short (about 10 page) manual on a specific REST API for a client. I’m still trying to find some spare time to edit out any confidential info so I can post a PDF, but hope to get that done this week. REST API documentation is a growing […]
An interesting blog post from May on Technical Communication and Urbanization caught my eye this morning. I lived in the heart of the Silicon Valley when I started as a tech writer, but moved to be closer to family. You couldn’t pay me enough to move back, or to move to one of the other […]
Interesting article on the STC (society for technical communication) website. “One aspect of AI that is often overlooked is the role of the technical writer. Amidst the appeal of new technology, technical writers serve a vital role in development of AI applications, including chatbots, by being the subject experts most equipped to address the content […]
An interesting overview of trends in Technical Documentation for 2018. I’d Rather Be Writing.
A good article on finding your “voice” in your written communication. PR Daily.
Working on re-writing and updating three manuals for Gov. users in Pennsylvania this week. I now know a lot about how fingerprint-based background checks are processed by the software (and by the users of the software) in PA. The more manuals I write the better my chances of someday winning on Jeopardy.
Extremely interesting post on the I’d Rather Be Writing website about crowdsourcing documentation. My major takeaway is this: “It takes more of a sense of expertise and authoritativeness to write documentation than to answer a forum question.” I agree completely. I also agree with his premise that our jobs aren’t going away any time soon […]
With the closure of the Amazon Hosted Stores on the horizon (official date sometime in 2016) we’re talking to potential clients who have been using that service. Whether considering other hosted services or doing a “build/host your own” store we’ve noticed that we’re giving clients the same basic list of items to think about when […]