For many years I’ve regarded Simplified Technical English as an outdated legacy from the Aerospace industry.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.
Adobe RoboHelp has, for two decades, been my Help Authoring Tool (HAT) of choice.
As a busy technical writer, I like to work efficiently. This means optimising the use of my keyboard and mouse, for example by using keyboard shortcuts and right-clicks. I find it a little odd that I can remember so many
“So, Lynne what do you do for a living?” “Oh, I work as a technical author.” “Really? What’s that?” “I write help guides for software applications.” “You must be very clever. I’m useless with computers!”
Here at Armada HQ we have been working hard on the launch of our latest website. This has involved a number of discussions over the meaning of some of the terms that we use day-to-day in technical authoring. It has