Content with the Technical: An Obvious Resource for Style . . .Guides

When it comes to style, the first place we should all turn towards is a technical writing blog. This is a given, right? Well, maybe we should start by defining the scope of our style– maybe even dropping the “style” bit and getting down to the business of style guides… nah, tech writers are knownContinue reading “Content with the Technical: An Obvious Resource for Style . . .Guides”

Content with the Technical: Doc Control— An Unlicensed Practice

Like the excellent bedside manner we find with all of our favorite television doctors, document control makes everything just a little easier. It’s important to remember that informative research and polished writing is rendered completely useless when doc control is lost. This is especially true when drafting longer pieces, anything over 10 to 15 pages–Continue reading “Content with the Technical: Doc Control— An Unlicensed Practice”

Content with the Technical: Research– Ins and Outs of the Net

Like we talked about last week, research and writing go together like one thing and another… I’m fond of a light spread of cream cheese and jelly on a bagel— but let’s keep it simple today like peanut butter. If you haven’t already, please go back to last week’s post as it serves as aContinue reading “Content with the Technical: Research– Ins and Outs of the Net”

Content with the Technical: Wait for it… Mind Mapping!

The immutable truth behind every technical and copy driven piece of writing is the same—good writing starts with good research. Today, I will show you how effective mind mapping can do all, if not most, of the heavy lifting for you—and in most cases all you’ll need to do is add verbs.  Sounds pretty great,Continue reading “Content with the Technical: Wait for it… Mind Mapping!”

Content with the Technical: With Introductions Now Out of the Way

My goal here is simple: to document this worthwhile venture of creating meaningful copy/technical content for the benefit of those of you who are considering a change in profession (like me!), or perhaps have just started with a company, but feel overwhelmed—I want to assure you, right now, that there is a way to getContinue reading “Content with the Technical: With Introductions Now Out of the Way”