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Types of Technical Writers

In today's competitive world the technical writer job is no longer simple. It used to be like that a couple of years ago when everything that a technical writer had to do was to write the documentation. But things have changed and the role of the technical writer has been constantly evolving...

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​5 Video-Publishing Platforms Different from YouTube

If you want to publish and share a video with you customers, you need to publish it on YouTube, right? But what can you do if you do not what to use YouTube? Or your customers for some reason cannot want YouTube? You need a different video publishing platform! In this blog, I will try to help...

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4 Mistakes When Creating Instructional Videos

Here you will find 4 common mistakes that I find in the work of technical writers, who create instructional videos for the first time. Use an introduction with no audio Use the intro with audio to allow the users to adjust the audio volume before the actual instruction. With a silent intro, I...

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Building a career as a technical writer 🌍 from Denmark

What are the ways to make a career as a technical writer? Hi there! My name is Maiken Blok-Wahlgreen, and I am the Technical communicator at the PSA software company TimeLog A/S based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here I am responsible for everything from UX writing and end-user documentation to...

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Building a career as a technical writer 🌍 from India

True Career Stories What are the ways to make a career as a technical writer? What are the ways to not make a career as a technical writer? How did others make it?! If you are wondering how to advance your career and what does it...

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Building a career as a technical writer 🌍 from Bulgaria

My name is Jordan Stanchev. I live in Sofia, Bulgaria. I work as a full-time employed User Assistance Development Architect at SAP Labs Bulgaria designing and developing features for the technical writers in our company. I am also the lead instructor for the JPDocu School of Technical Writing. I...

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What are the ways to make a career as a technical writer?

What are the ways to make a career as a technical writer? What are the ways to not make a career as a technical writer? How did others made it?! If you are wondering how to advance your career and what it takes to build a career as a technical writer then you will find it interesting to follow...

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Celebrate with us!

This month is special! JPDocu School of Technical Writing has just become an official partner of TCTrainNet - the organization that provides one of the best-recognized international certification training and certification exam for Professional Technical Communicators (that is, for technical...

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Slides for the Taxonomy Workshop at TC World - 2019

I know that many of you are curious to find out what to expect in this year's conference TC World. That is why, to feed your curiosity, I will share the slides for my workshop "Building Your First Taxonomy for Classification of Software Documentation": You can find the slides on JPDocu School...

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4 Characteristics of a Well-Designed Software Documentation

In general, well-designed software documentation will have the following characteristics: Easy to find! You must have a meaningful title and short description text for your documentation. And it must be placed in a location where the user expects to find this documentation. A well written...

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