How Excellent Documentation Will Improve Your Organization
Maintaining excellent documentation is one of the most effective actions you can take to make your organization stronger. Even so, many companies continue to neglect their documentation. Want to know how documentation will inevitably improve your organization? Read this blog post to learn more.
5 Questions You Need to Ask When Hiring a Documentation Consulting Company
How do you know what to look for in a potential documentation consulting company? The market is saturated with contractors vying for your attention. These 5 questions will guide your search for the perfect consultant.
4 Reasons You Need To Outsource Your Technical Content
Many organizations have an inclination to use internal resources to create their technical writing content because they know their products and operations best. However, there are important reasons to consider outsourcing it instead…
A Day In The Life Of A Technical Writer
As the Beatles song says: Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb…you get it. You don’t need the comb necessarily because you’ll probably be working at home – more about that later – but you’ll need other skills to survive as a technical writer. You’ll need to be a fast learner who can think on his or her feet…
The Editor’s Role
Professional editors work in service of the publication, the writer, and the reader. And they have a plan.
The editor has a well-defined role, although this role varies in different publishing environments. Certain commonalities, however, hold across environments.
Does User Experience Really Matter?
Some companies say user experience is everything. Others like to believe that what they offer is so valuable that user experience doesn’t really matter. So what’ the truth? Or does the truth lies somewhere in between?
Just like a mathematical hypothesis can be proven – so can the value of a great user experience.
The Beginner’s Guide to Working Remotely
People seeking to work remotely can sometimes be baffled as to how they can seamlessly translate their onsite jobs into remote work opportunities. There are some helpful best practices for telecommuters that can be implemented to ensure they’re giving their best to their employer and themselves when transitioning into the work-from-home workforce.
How To Proofread
Proofreading what you write is not easy. Proofreading is not editing. Proofreading is not reading for meaning. Proofreading is focusing on the mechanics, not the content. The goal of proofreading is to find and correct blatant errors (see Exhibit 1).
Leading the Creative Charge
How Production can enable your teams to do better, more creative work.
It was 4 A.M. on a Saturday morning. “Let’s try one more version with a bit more smoke.” Our VFX supervisor gave the note causing everyone to mentally groan. It was delivery day for our project, a 60 second commercial for the newest Star Wars film, Rogue One.