Technical Communi...
Follow
Find
674 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Axel Regnet
onto Technical Communication
Scoop.it!

Assessing the potential savings from single sourcing | Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

Assessing the potential savings from single sourcing | Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

One of the main benefits from single sourcing is the ability to reuse existing content. Different departments can avoid duplicating work, which means they can save time and money

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Technical Communication
News and interesting stuff for Technical Communicators
Curated by Axel Regnet
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

A Blueprint for Writing How-To Guides for Your Site

A Blueprint for Writing How-To Guides for Your Site | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
There are numerous articles on this site about how to increase your website traffic and tips for bringing new visitors to your website. However, one of the things that many new website owners overloo…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

What users are looking for (hint: FAQs)

What users are looking for (hint: FAQs) | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
I spent last week researching support and learning management systems, working on a documentation delivery schedule for the rest of the year, and responding to a few complex support cases. Those su...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Structured writing = commodified writing

While researching doc tool and process options, I've been interested in developments in DITA, especially a call for simplified DITA. I'm just surprised that it's taken this long to get started. But...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Confab Central 2014 links for content strategists | Firehead

Confab Central 2014 links for content strategists | Firehead | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

Looking ahead, Confab: The Content Strategy Conference will be coming to Europe this September/October for three days – to sunnyBarcelona to be precise. But with a whole summer ahead for brushing up your knowledge of content strategy trends and practices, we’ve collated presentations, trend roundups and delegate reviews from the recent Confab Central event in the US.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Complex tools versus simple tools | I'd Rather Be Writing

Complex tools versus simple tools | I'd Rather Be Writing | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

Neal Kaplan’s post on the Death of Technical Writing, which focuses heavily on comparing complex tools versus simple tools, has caught the attention of the tech comm world in a viral way. The comment thread on the post has some of the best insights I’ve seen.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

How to Create and Promote Explainer Videos |

How to Create and Promote Explainer Videos | | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Follow these steps to outline, produce and promote explainer videos that drive traffic to your website landing pages.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Working on Multiple Agile Teams | TechWhirl

Working on Multiple Agile Teams | TechWhirl | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Working on multiple agile teams can present challenges for content developers. Alyssa Fox provides guidance for managing capacity in an agile environment.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

No "Right Place" for Content

No "Right Place" for Content | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Summary: Today there is no "right place" to put information that will ensure that readers find it. Instead, we have to focus on making sure our content gets filtered in to the reader's search. Ever...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Phases of DITA Adoption | TechWhirl

Phases of DITA Adoption | TechWhirl | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
DITA adoption is a major investment of time and effort, requiring careful planning and implementation, as well as management support and participation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Big Data, eLearning & Tech Comm: Lessons from ICC 2014 and Beyond

Big Data, eLearning & Tech Comm: Lessons from ICC 2014 and Beyond | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Jill Parman ponders lessons on big data and the impact of metrics on elearning and tech comm after Intelligent Content Conference 2014.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

How Do We Make Short Answers Easy to Find?

How Do We Make Short Answers Easy to Find? | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Part 3 in the Designing for the Searching User series reveals how to represent the Situation Assessment Dialog in user assistance for increased findability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

15 advanced online tools for writers - Bad Language

15 advanced online tools for writers - Bad Language | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
A writer doesn’t just write; we also edit, attract clients and handle finances and marketing. Luckily these specialised tools for writers are here to help.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Agile and Tech Comm: The Whole Team Approach (part 2) | TechWhirl

Agile and Tech Comm: The Whole Team Approach (part 2) | TechWhirl | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Alyssa Fox discusses changing roles, swarming, and zero-bug tolerance to ensure quality, in part 2 of her agile article on the Whole Team Approach.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

How To Do a Content Audit - Step-by-Step

How To Do a Content Audit - Step-by-Step | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Most marketers have heard about the importance of content audits but aren't sure where to start. This post walks you through every step.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

The Model | The Myth of No Documentation in Scrum Projects | InformIT

The Model | The Myth of No Documentation in Scrum Projects | InformIT | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Being agile does not equate to no documentation; it means doing timely, accurate, responsible documentation, as Mitch Lacey explains in this chapter from his book.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

The 6 Tools You Already Have for Improving Content Quality

The 6 Tools You Already Have for Improving Content Quality | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Want to improve the quality of your content? Here are six quality improvement tools that you already have at your disposal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

If readers don't understand, it's YOUR fault - mike's web log

If readers don't understand, it's YOUR fault - mike's web log | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

As a technical writer, you will frequently find it useful to be on the consuming end of information and to take some lessons away from that experience. I had such an experience today. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

WordLo: We're no more up all night to get lucky

WordLo: We're no more up all night to get lucky | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

To prevent spending nights on searching on the internet, more and more institutions, researches, companies  and simply passionate people, are taking the initiative to develop websites and blogs applying, i

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Help Content (Topics) Template | TechWhirl

Help Content (Topics) Template | TechWhirl | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Download the Help Content template to assist with creating technical content for use in help systems, web sites, and traditional book-style documentation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Short: good policy, bad metric

Short: good policy, bad metric | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
We seem to agonize endlessly over how long content should be. Metrics are regularly proposed for the perfect length of a blog post or content marketing piece, and move to topic-based writing has te...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

WordLo: Want to be amazing at neologisms seeking? Here’s how

WordLo: Want to be amazing at neologisms seeking? Here’s how | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

The world of technology is shaping the English language, with innovative advances reflected in new terms. Of course the explosion of social media has accelerated the creation of new words as different cultures and languages interact.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Topic-based authoring: The undiscovered country | Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

Topic-based authoring: The undiscovered country | Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

Many software companies, when they start out, provide user documentation as downloadable PDFs or as web pages. As they develop more products and versions, and as they expand into countries that use different English spellings, the amount of documents can grow until it becomes hard to keep all of these documents up to date.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Book Review: Every Page is Page One is One to Add to TechComm Toolbox

Book Review: Every Page is Page One is One to Add to TechComm Toolbox | Technical Communication | Scoop.it
Rachel Houghton reviews Mark Baker's Every Page is Page One, and finds it's one book you should add to your technical communicator's toolbox
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

SXSW 2014 buzz – five trends for digital communicators | Firehead

SXSW 2014 buzz – five trends for digital communicators | Firehead | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

The biggest Web event in the digital conference calendar – SXSW Interactive – is over for another year. So what are the learnings for our digital comms job candidates and clients? Here is our pick of the 2014 buzz, tech trends and content conversations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Axel Regnet
Scoop.it!

Assessing the potential savings from single sourcing | Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

Assessing the potential savings from single sourcing | Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists | Technical Communication | Scoop.it

One of the main benefits from single sourcing is the ability to reuse existing content. Different departments can avoid duplicating work, which means they can save time and money

more...
No comment yet.