For many years I’ve regarded Simplified Technical English as an outdated legacy from the Aerospace industry. But that opinion has changed radically in the last few weeks and I’m becoming a big fan.
The most important tool for a modern-day technical writer is the computer. Advances in computing power have allowed technical communicators across every industry to create and manage bigger, more complex and more visual projects, whether that is online help systems
I have worked as a technical author for nearly four years and have had to climb a steep learning curve. Today I am going to share with you a few of the common problems that I have encountered along the
Sometimes, it seems like being involved in technical writing is like acting as a circus performer. Ok, so we don’t have to walk across any tightropes or perform any acrobatics, but we often have to juggle many roles at the
So, you have written the perfect help guide. You have addressed and held your audience with concise, relevant documentation written in Plain English. Now you must build an index to ensure that users can find the help they need.
Following on from my recent blog post discussing the use of Plain English by technical authors, I have compiled a list of commonly used technical authoring terms. Have a look and test your knowledge.
About every 18 months Adobe releases a new version of RoboHelp. I, like many others, anticipate its arrival with bated breath, wondering whether there’s sufficient reason to justify the investment in time and finances to warrant an upgrade. It seems