We're looking to add a couple of technical writers to our Appstore documentation team at Amazon in the Seattle and Sunnyvale locations. If you're interested, contact me. The focus is on developer documentation, so you'll need to be comfortable documenting web services. To read more about the...

But I'm guessing that Flare is popular because most technical writers are solo sailors on their own ship, without the need for collaboration from other writers. In my career, the number of collaborative projects has been very small. I am usually the only writer for the project, which means...

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...

We're looking to add a couple of technical writers to our Appstore documentation team at Amazon in the Seattle and Sunnyvale locations. If you're interested, contact me. The focus is on developer documentation, so you'll need to be comfortable documenting web services. To read more about the...

Although there's still a need for end-user technical writers, I think the demand is decreasing. Scott says, More and more products are actually being designed using familiar interface functionality — in other words, not everything needs to be explained. Technical writers have been...

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, visual communication, technical writing career advice, information architecture and...

The following is a guest post by Sarah Maddox, a technical writer at Atlassian. Sarah Maddox In a recent conversation, Tom mentioned that he's been pondering this question: "Why, in a time when collaboration is more important than ever, do wikis still remain mostly unused as a help...

of Technical Writers Companies Are Looking For, the need for API technical writers is a growing trend, especially in the Silicon Valley area. If you have experience documenting APIs, which usually entails knowing at least one programming language, you have a lot more jobs to choose...

A graduate student is collecting information about technical writers and blogging. For more information, see her explanation below and then take the survey (it's short): My name is Michelle, and I am a first-year Master's student studying Technical Communication. Currently, I am working on a...

I have pondered about potentially returning to a model where I'm more embedded with project teams (see my post The Proximity Problem for Technical Writers). However, embedding with the project team isn't the right direction either. I want to become more integrated and embedded with end users....

 

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