We are pleased to announce a new workshop on technical writing tools! This workshop is tailored to meet the needs of aspiring technical writers. The objective is to help these emerging technical writers develop the full potential of their abilities in creating world-class documentation processes in their organization and providing a model for others.
Technical documents have a common structure as they contain the same elements. The elements help technical writers organize their content in a logical structure for easy navigation. The elements are collectively known as the format. A well-organized document is useful for readers as it is easy to understand the purpose of the document and find the relevant information. Technical documents are a part of both hardware and software industries.
Technical writing holds immense importance as it communicates a technology or process to its end-users. The magnitude of its impact is crucial for the organization as well as its users. Therefore, Keith shares the following steps that would help any technical writer to succeed in their career.
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.
In the first session of the fourth workshop organized by Advanced Technical Writing Group, in association with Metapercept and Oxygen XML, Mridula Menon shared her experience as a technical writer. Her insights throw light on different aspects of a technical writing career. The key idea behind the workshop was to ensure that the attendees become effective technical writers by leaving minimum room for hiccups during the documentation process.
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!
Technical writers often face the issue of backlogs.…
Other than skills and processing phases, #documentationexperts and #technicalwriters need to be very much friendly with some tools that will drive their career and increase their positions within an organization or even if they are working as a freelancer.
Studies suggest that only 10% of data is necessary to answer everyday questions from your business operations. This is why it is important to understand the need to break down the data into usable information — it lets you create solutions efficiently and lets you get back to focusing on business.
We have discussed in our blogs that a smooth transition from one topic to another is necessary for structured documentation. It can be achieved by selecting a template design that suits the purpose of the document.