Ferry Vermeulen asked more than 70 tech comm pros -- from both the U.S and Europe -- what their 3 essential tools are. The combination of American and European responses makes for an interesting mix. While the majority of respondents listed either Madcap or XML tools, people also listed a...

OPI San Francisco collection (click to enlarge) (Media sample) Here are my swatches and thoughts on the OPI San Francisco Collection part 2 (the creams): OPI Lost on Lombard OPI Lost on Lombard is a deep red cream. It's not a fire engine red, but more of a garnet red. I love how pretty...

Watch out for Part 2 of the OPI San Francisco collection swatches and review (the creams), and I will be posting a video review with swatches of the OPI San Francisco collection! (Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration. All opinions are mine.)

as Tech Comm Talent. He remains focused on recruiting great technical content development talent for discerning local technology companies. Join him on Linkedin and go to Synergistech to learn more. Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox. I'm a technical writer based in the San...

Each technical communication conference I attend, one of the activities that attendees look forward to is strolling through the exhibit hall, perusing the various tech comm booths, picking up freebies and fliers, listening to vendor pitches, and generally taking in the tech comm world of...

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 another insightful post from Mark Baker, this one called The Tech Comm Paradox, Mark asks why there's no market pressure for good documentation even though bad documentation is a constant source of user complaints. Mark writes, This then is the tech comm paradox: documentation is a common...

Ferry Vermeulen asked more than 70 tech comm pros -- from both the U.S and Europe -- what their 3 essential tools are. The combination of American and European responses makes for an interesting mix. While the majority of respondents listed either Madcap or XML tools, people also listed a...

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...

I asked more than a dozen of the smartest people in tech comm about this, and I came to the conclusion that if I ever wanted to do it, I'd need to embrace an XML format and develop custom semantic tags. One evening I had a dinner conversation with Sarah O'Keefe about moving to XML. Sarah...

 

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