Keith Johnson was the key speaker in the fourth session of the Technical Writing Project Lifecycle workshop organized by Advanced Technical Writing Group in association with Metapercept Technology Solutions and Oxygen XML. He has over 25 years of experience in technical communications.
The technical writing role is not restricted to the documentation of the product or service. It, undoubtedly, is the primary responsibility of a technical writer. But, to become a successful and productive technical writer, you are expected to be more than a set of skills mentioned in the job description. In this session of Technical Writing Project Lifecycle, Amit Siddhartha, CEO of Metapercept Technology Services, enlightens the technical writers about the initiatives a technical writer needs to take for delivering responsibilities effectively.
Mridula Menon, in the first session of this…
Become a technical writer and find a new niche that utilizes both your technical knowledge and your passion for writing. Software publishers, computer or engineering companies, and technical consulting services are all looking for qualified technical writers to help them translate complex programming or scientific language into a concise, readable document that anyone can understand.
Want to be a technical writer? We have a proper guide on how you can start a career in technical writing. Technical writing is not as easy as it seems. It is not just about understanding technical information and writing it down on a document, but it takes high-level information and processes it into content that is suitable for a specific audience.
One of our Technical Writing Participant shared her experience with us.
An another perspective of viewing the entire documentation process is to understand the process of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLCC). If you have studied software engineering or how the software development process takes place, you can relate to that.
Navigation in documents ensures that the reader saves time and instantly finds what is important for him/her. This helps in improving the user experience for the document. Therefore, navigation plays a crucial role in defining the user experience of structured documentation.
Good employees motivate themselves, and good companies set the stage so that motivation flourishes. One great way to keep people engaged and motivated is through solid training and development programs. Good employees want to continue, and T&D keeps them engaged. Most seasoned HR professionals are experienced in common training and development mistakes. But some mistakes can still slip past
It is easy to assume that content is the only element users care about whenever they use documentation. But such an assumption is absolutely far from reality. Design is one of the most crucial elements of any online documentation. Visually-appealing documentation such as a user guide that contains relevant images and has appropriate videos embedded in it alongside with fonts and theme that aligns with the website design is always visually appealing to users and more user-friendly!