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.
The product has become a necessity for most of the business including retail, education and legal. Also, there are many products in the market as our competition. We need to stay ahead of our competition for the same reason we need to hit the market as soon as possible. There are many queries in every person who wants to build a product. The most important query is how to save cost and what are the ways to improve time?
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.
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Technical writers often face the issue of backlogs.…
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.
The success of a move to topic-based #authoring and/or #structuredwriting depends on the order of your steps – and good planning is key. You can’t make it up as you go along. Many current #manuals are like tutorials: They guide readers by example with lots of screenshots. They are easy to follow along with, but more difficult when you need to know about individual procedures or about scenarios that don’t match the example. Do you find these tactics helpful? What experiences have you had when converting #legacycontent into #structureddocumentation? Feel free to leave a comment.
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, email@example.com all your Technical Writing consulting and services requirements.