Eddie Van Arsdall’s Ten Tips for FrameMaker Docs

If you use Adobe FrameMaker and wondered ‘well how could I get these documents into another tech writing tool’, then read this week’s edition of MadNewz from Madcap Software. Eddie VanArsdall has written a great tutorial that shows how to move content between these packages.

Does your writing have an accent?

Maybe you don’t hear your accent, but others do. When you read their documents, does the accent come through?

Do CEOs Need to Write Well to Succeed?

Thom Haller asks on TCW if ‘to be an effective leader, you need to learn how to write well’.

10 Best Mistakes I Made in 2009

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. If you don’t know your mistakes you’re going to repeat them. Here’s my best mistakes.

How to Write a Target Audience Questionnaire

Creating a training plan? Before you do this, you need to step a step back and work out what your colleagues need to learn.

How To Manage Negative Comments on your Blog

I need your advice. Someone has left a fairly negative comment on my blog. What should I do? Approve or Delete?

How Outsourcing Can Help Your Technical Writing Career

Image by Ivan Walsh via Flickr Most technical writers see outsourcing as a real threat. But, if you look at it from another angle, it’s one huge business opportunity.

How To Improve Your Screenshots

Here’s a quick trick when taking screenshots of the entire desktop. Hide the taskbar automatically so you don’t have to waste time editing it in Snagit.

What are Your Favorite 10 Technical Writing Tools?

I’ve used the same technical writing tools for the last 5 years. A few products have come across my desk but nothing that really blown me away. Here’s a run-down of what I use to write my technical documents. No order of preference. Which should I keep? Which should I replace?

Robohelp or Doc-to-Help – which one is best?

I have a choice. Robohelp or Doc-to-Help? My client has given me permission to use whatever tool I want to do the next batch of tech docs — and they’ll buy the software. No cost to me. Which one should I choose?