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Writing on Complex Topics: Tips and Tricks

As a technical writer, sooner or later you will find yourself in the position to write on topics about which you have little or no knowledge and that are hard to grasp. Your first instinct is to panic and give up on the assignment. However, if you act smart and do things one step at a time, you...

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Best Practices for Defining Your Target Audience Before Writing Documentation

Have you wanted to know how to understand your users better before documenting your product? Have you been in a situation where you have the personas you’re writing for, but do not know the details behind the research that was done to arrive at these personas? Then, it’s time to take a step...

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Profiling Using DITA XML

Have you ever wondered why everyone talks about automation of EVERYTHING in technical writing? Is that really important? Well, let me share my story about that. A few months ago I was consulting a product area. They were getting ready with the documentation for their first release. Everything...

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Q1 2021 Activities - Updates from the JPDocu School of Technical Writing

In this blog post, you will find a summary of activities we've performed in the JPDocu School of Technical Writing in the first quarter of the year. We will also talk about our plans for the next quarter and what further learning bonuses you can get. The beginning of 2021 was an amazing start...

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New Course on Reuse in DITA XML - Free Access Code - Today Only

As you know, our goal is to deliver the best possible modern technical writing courses. We have just published a new course on writing using DITA XML. This time, I will dive into a subject that I did not cover in full details in my How to Write Using DITA XML bestseller course. There are...

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​DITA XML and Its Importance for a Technical Writer

If you are a technical writer and want to create and manage your documents quickly and efficiently, DITA XML is for you. The blog post is dedicated to provide you an overview of DITA XML and how it can play a crucial role in your technical writing. So, stay with me. First, start with a...

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What is Reference Topic Type in DITA XML

If you are a technical writer, trying to understand the definition of the Reference topic type used in DITA XML, then this blog post is for you. What is a Topic? As per the DITA specification when you write and provide information, you structure and organize it using various standardized...

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​Celebrating 1000 Students on How to Write Software Documentation

Being a member of the JPDocu School of technical writing, I feel so proud and happy to share this news with all of you. Our course Technical Writing: How to Write Software Documentation has crossed 1000 students on Udemy this month! It's been a long journey to develop such a course - aiming to...

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6 Graphic Types to Visualize Data in Your Technical Writing

If you want to increase your technical writing engagement, then graphics are what you need! Graphics are helpful to give a fancy touch to the blog post and share lots of information with your readers in a small space. The post is dedicated to graphics you can to visualize your data. So, stay...

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7 Fundamental Principles in Technical Writing

If you want to take your technical writing skills to a professional level, then these fundamental principles will help you out. Apply them in your writing and observe some amazing results. I’ll also suggest some courses for technical writing (even free). So, stay with me. #1 Good Grammer...

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