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.
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.
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.
Any tailoring of documentation or upgrade of software can be implemented in a better and effective way. Thus, this leads to the improvement of the lifecycle of software as well as its quality.
The rising focus on technical documentation is being witnessed in terms of quantity. Training technical writers with Metapercept ensures that both the quality and quantity factors are being considered. Therefore, training in DITA-XML authoring is also imparted. It helps the technical writers to reduce duplicity and initiate content automation.
API governs the interaction between software components. It…
We have been noticing a huge number of layoffs in the past 6 months due to the lack of skills in the advance technical writing methods. We look forward to improving the attrition of technical writers or helping them find a suitable job by developing their skills in complete technical publication process specialized in structured authoring and API Documentation.
Technical Publications: Optimized by Unstructured-to-Structured Content Migration.