It also makes tech writing a lot more engaging. Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox. I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. Topics I write about on this blog include technical writing, authoring and publishing tools, API documentation, tech comm...

Below are the lightning talks from the March 29 Write the Docs San Francisco Meetup. You can also play the videos from the San Francisco WTD Youtube channel at this playlist. "Storycraft in SDK documentation" or "A Writer's Theory of Everything", by Elisa Sawyer If you just want the...

This month, stylish students from San Francisco area schools are filing into 826 Valencia for ModCloth's first-ever fashion writing workshop. Yes, you heard us! For four weeks, we're running an after-school class called and are excited to share a peek at what we've been up to. We kicked off...

I'm a technical writer based in the San Francisco Bay area of California. Topics I write about on this blog include technical writing, authoring and publishing tools, API documentation, tech comm trends, visual communication, technical writing career advice, information architecture and...

In this episode of the Write the Docs podcast, we discuss top technical writing trends for 2017. Chris Ward discusses how more technical writers are interacting with support groups, and even being embedded within support departments. Jared Morgan discusses how docs are being planned for...

Links mentioned during the podcast: Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox. I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. Topics I write about on this blog include technical writing, authoring and publishing tools, API documentation, tech comm trends,...

Episode 4 of the Write the Docs podcast is now available. In this episode, we talk about continuous integration strategies for docs (for style, screenshots, and REST calls). We also dive into discussions around docs as code, including how to encourage developer collaboration, how to stay...

In this episode of the Write the Docs podcast, we explore where technical writers belong in an organization. Is tech comm best placed within engineering, marketing, product management, or another group? We also talk about strategies for doc navigation, in particular, the merits of inline links...

In this episode of the Write the Docs podcast, we're joined by Ellis Pratt from Cherryleaf to talk about chatbots in documentation. What are chatbots, and how can you incorporate them in your docs to enhance the user experience? Are chatbots the next evolution of wizards? What are some...

Episode 2 in the Write the Docs podcast is now available. The topic of episode 2 is findability: How do you allow your users to find what they're looking for in your documentation? We talk about various tools for findability: search, tags, faceted filters, sidebar navigation, inline links,...

 

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