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.
Structured writing is a central part of the information mapping method for analyzing, organizing, and displaying knowledge in print and in the new online presentation of text and graphics. It is an approach to writing that focuses on the structure of content and it includes evaluating and defining types of content, applying and creating rules around the structure, validating the rules, and defining styles to apply to the content so you can publish it. Do you have documentation consulting requirements and wish to invest in your #documentationprocess in 2021? Don’t miss an opportunity to enhance your documentation process in the coming year! Send an email to, firstname.lastname@example.org all your Technical Writing consulting and services requirements.
Because we understand that #technicalwriting is a commitment to constantly hone skills and learn new technologies. It's a process where you learn, unlearn and re-learn.
Despite a plethora of education and training programs many consultants offering the corporates, most development programs are a waste of time and money! Why do the training programs fail? Because there is a fundamental problem with them! Read on to find out what this problem is and how to fix it.