As an Asian saying goes, it is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. When somebody describes you some concept you can try to imagine each tiny detail, every piece of the whole, each brick in the wall, but there is always a thing that somehow slips your mind.
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.
Logical thinking is high on the list of qualities expected from any Information Developer. But what exactly is “being logical”? If my writing is seemingly clear and makes sense to anyone who reviewed it, am I thinking logically? My layman’s definition of “logical” used to be “making sense”, but recently the book “Logic made easy” has come my way and added a lot to my understanding. Continue reading
Why do we perceive some applications as clear, organized, and easy to use? How to phrase UI content in a way that supports the overall style of the development platform? Well, I’ve learned some great points from a fascinating lecture given by Bohdan Hrechanovskyi –– MacPaw UX copywriter. Continue reading
MadCap Flare. We, Technical Communicators, use it daily. But do we really use it to its full potential? Or, maybe it has some hidden capabilities or mysterious forces we may have no idea about? Let’s follow this bumpy journey and find out together! Continue reading
Imagine that you need to create a mobile help but you have no clue how to start or what to do. No worries, my tips will help you make your first steps on this bumpy journey. ☺