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.
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.
DITA has gained widespread adoption in the technical documentation world among companies such as Cisco, IBM (of course), Nokia, and Oracle. But DITA adoption isn’t exclusive to high tech.
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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.
Structured documentation can be an overwhelming process for any organization. It seems to be a herculean task for personnel whose primary focus is on other tasks and documentation just comes as a part of it. In these cases, the purpose of structured documentation is likely to be lost. Further, the centralized question remains - how to choose a structure for documentation?