; screencasts; contextsensitive help and on-screen help text; and blogs and web articles. Since the candidate will be a member of my team here, I'm recruiting for it in hopes of getting the best possible teammate. If you're interested in applying, go to https://lds.org/church/employment. In...

If you love writing but you'd like to take care of your family as well, then by all means you should think about becoming a technical writer. I tried journalism, poetry, copy writing, screenplay writing, political commentary, and freelance article writing – but nothing comes close in terms of...

Students and others trying to break into technical writing are always wondering what tools they should use. The latest tools survey from WritersUA seems helpful in answering this question. The survey concludes that some of the most popular tools for technical writers are Adobe Acrobat,...

The following is a guest post by Akshay Bardia, a technical writer in Mumbai, India. Akshay Bardia Technical communicators work odd hours of the day as we cater to clients in different parts of the world. So, you could find yourself yawning on the Tokyo shift, worrying about the traffic on...

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...

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...

with end users that he or she knows all their pain points, frustrations, successes, and experiences with the application, and who can then inform the team about these user experiences. The time when I lived more in the end-user space is when I found my best rhythm and flow as a technical...

It begins somewhat subtle and then steers right into one of the most challenging questions for a technical writer: How do you become a technical writer who loves code? As I wrote about in Four Types of Technical Writers Companies Are Looking For, the need for API technical writers is a...

com — a video-based learning site — as a way to learn technical concepts leads me to another point that Scott raises: the need for technical writers who can develop video content. About Video Content Scott explained that while companies can hire third-party video experts to create videos...

In this chapter meeting, we will have a panel discussion about how technical writers can thrive in agile environments. (See the STC SV event post for more details.) Tip: If you're new to agile and scrum, check out Jeff Sutherland's book Scrum. The following 5 people were...

 

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