Last week, I attended a fantastic tech comm conference – Write the Docs Prague 2018. Hosted for the fifth time in the beautiful city of Prague, WTD allowed me to meet, chat, and share the experience with the fellow tech writers, information architects, and information developers from all over the world. Exciting!
Write the Docs is one of the most prominent technical communication conferences that brings people of the documentation development field together, promotes sharing of ideas, as well as encourages professional development.
I cannot but share the gist of 3 talks that boosted my motivation and inspired me at this year’s conference in Prague. Continue reading
“At the end of the day, don’t just sit back and think, what great documentation I’ve created. Instead, keep the focus on the real end game: product adoption.” Sounds like a message provoking self-analysis and lookback at all of the work you have done so far 😊
Since its first publication in 1995, the Microsoft Manual of Style has been a Holy Grail of editorial wisdom for rookie and experienced tech writers alike. In January, Microsoft released a new edition—the Microsoft Writing Style Guide. How different are the 2012 version we’ve been relying on for the past few years and the 2018 one? Let’s take a quick glance.
Reception of your content largely depends on the first impression that it creates for your audience. Within milliseconds of interaction with your document, your users decide whether this is an instruction that is likely to help them work or make their head hurt.
Discover a few simple illustrated tips on how to style your content in a modern and light way!
The world of technical communication is closely intertwined with the advancements in technologies and ways of doing business. The dynamism of the Information Developer profession presupposes that your ability to initiate and embrace the change will greatly help you in achieving a truly innovative approach to your work. This thought prompted me to do a little investigation on technical writing trends of 2018 to familiarize myself with the state of affairs in the industry. After all, forewarned is forearmed, right? Continue reading
As a startup owner, you care about early validation, seeing if your idea lives or dies. Saving each penny, proving your concept, getting qualified into the race we call market – documentation is the least of your concerns. Heard that, thought that? Me too, but years in product teams and I learnt better – information can be the bridge between surviving and thriving.
There are points in your product lifecycle when information can pave the way to product success. The trick is to pick the right form of documentation and present the information in the most delicious and digestible way.
My assumptions are: your product is usable and smooth in every possible aspect; it brings something new, caters to different types of users, or solves several problems.
Here we go.