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.

How to Batch Process Images for Technical Documents

Summary: Save time by learning how to batch process images rather than creating them manually. This Klariti guide will take you through the process of batch processing multiple images for business or technical documents Do you need spend hours trying to make all your photos be the same size, format, with your company watermarks added […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Technical Writing

Here are seven quick tips to improve the quality of your technical documents. When you write a technical document, consider the following points:

The Future of Technical Documentation

Elllis, over on the Cherryleaf Technical Authors Blog, points out 5 secrets regarding the future of technical documentation.
Here are the key points:

Difference between Usability and Information Architecture

Though the terms Usability and Information Architecture are often understood to be the same thing, this is not true. Usability This tends to study a person’s ability to do (i.e. use) something, such as reading text on a webpage. Usability is not restricted to the web and is used across many industry sectors. For example, […]

What do Information Architects do?

An Information Architect organizes a website so that users have a better online experience. In general, their main responsibilities are to: Assign tasks to team members. The Information Architect often doubles up as the Project Manager. Capture the site’s design goals. Communicate the business objectives, such as the site’s sales targets, audience, and language requirements. […]

Why Table of Contents Don’t Display in MS Word

In Word, the Table of Contents is not displayed. Instead, I get an error message: { TOCO “2-4″H Z T “HEADING 1,1”} Ivan – I think the problem is to do with Field Codes, so here’s a few suggestions. 1. In Word, go to Tools > Options > View tab and click off Field Codes […]

Age Discrimination in the IT Industry?

I receive about 20 CVs every month from writers looking to either supplement their income as freelancers or look for new opportunities in the tech writing field.   A common thread among many of these letters is from individuals who are finding it increasingly difficult to increase their earnings once they get over 40. Their […]