A well-written bird’s-eye view introduction to technical communication. It’s introductory-level and offers a nice macro look at our wonderful profession: http://topdefinitions.com/2013/07/29/technical-communication-is/ Recommended if you are a beginner-level technical writer.
Monthly archives for July, 2013
© Ugur Akinci Here is a “Tech Writing Handbook” for beginner technical writers. It’s very visual, pretty, looks great. Has high eye-candy value. It also covers the basics nicely. http://www.dozuki.com/Tech_Writing However, if you’d like to go deeper and learn more about all these topics while doing exercises, answering quizzes, and writing a User Guide […]
© Ugur Akinci If you are writing scientific papers with a lot of math equations you may want to have a look at the following style guideline: http://tex.loria.fr/typographie/mathwriting.pdf Mathematical Writing by Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, and Paul M. Roberts This report is based on a course of the same name given at Stanford University. […]
I really like the fact that now you can open a PDF document right inside MS Word and edit it anyway you like, including inserting VIDEO files! That should bring technical documentation to a whole another level for Word users. Plus, the new Word provides a number of collaboration features that did not exist before. […]
Adobe is pleased to announce the launch of Adobe Tech Comm Content Strategy and Tools Survey! The purpose of this survey is to understand how you create content, collaborate with peers, and distribute the content to end users. Please spare 20 minutes of your precious time to fill out the survey and stand a chance to […]
© Ugur Akinci STC, Society for Technical Communication, has released its 2012-2013 Salary Survey using 2012 data and the results are great and but not that surprising: technical writing is one of those writing specialties that bounced back the fastest from the dreaded recession of 2007-2009. Technical Writers in 2012 climbed back to 99% of […]
© Ugur Akinci If you haven’t heard about it yet, Adobe now has a pretty good deal called the “Creative Cloud” (CC) where you pay a fixed monthly fee and have access to a whole bunch of Adobe applications including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and a lot more. It’s a subscription service that helps you gain […]