20
Apr
2014

Time for change. When I started enjoytechnicalwriting blog, I was primarily doing product documentation. However we all move on and love something new, and make decisions in our career path. Except for a very few government agencies and their ‘state of the art, and branded’ thought process, we all keep on evolving.

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23
Feb
2014

I attended the tcworld India 2014 conference and it had a mixed variety of topics on authoring tools, project management, innovation and trends, and a dedicated track on language and localization. Here are a few takeaways from this event.

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01
Feb
2014

At the TCWorld India Conference 2014, I will be speaking on ‘Content Modeling, What, Why and How’. After working as a technical communicator for first few years, I am enjoying my current work in project scoping and analysis, and information architecture. Here are the details in brief.

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01
Jan
2014

This particular day of 01 January gives us a good reason of how we can connect or disconnect our immediate past with our immediate future. As I create new folders 2014 in mailbox, in D:vh12014, and for specific projects and program, here is a quick recap of how my professional year 2013 connects with 2014, in 34 points.

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21
Dec
2013

As the year 2013 comes to close, I take a moment to go back to my blog and pick a few posts that I really enjoyed writing in 2013. Here is my pick of ten favorite posts on this blog, in no particular order.

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14
Nov
2013

A few weeks back, I saw a young couple asking ‘top three’ from each other, by turn. For example, the questions were ‘Your top three preferred holiday destinations’, or ‘three persons you love to meet whom you have never seen and who are alive’. Their conversation gave me some food for thought as I tried to apply it to my work life.

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08
Nov
2013

My first job was as a support centre executive (SCE) and that experience actually helped me understand the finer points of documentation responsibilities and challenges. I talked about in detail at, Technical Writing and HelpDesk: The New Order.

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30
Oct
2013

STC memberships are open now and I have written a guest post as ‘STC Membership – Cost, Value and Benefits’ for Scott Abel’s blog, at: http://thecontentwrangler.com/2013/10/28/stc-membership-cost-benefits-and-value/.

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11
Oct
2013

As humans, we respond and react to different situations all day. We raise eyebrows when we are stuck in an unexpected traffic jam or when the elevator takes too long to reach us. We feel annoyed when MS Word stops responding and we need to start it all over again. By reflex action, we pull our hand back when it brushes against a hot cup of tea. Quite often, we murmur… Jesus! God! Or Crap!

What if content too has its emotions. Consider a few scenarios.

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08
Oct
2013

The following is a guest post by Swapnil Ogale, a technical writer based in Australia.


Working as a Contractor – Technical Writer across various industries, I have used a number of techniques to create a wide range of documentation, such as Online Help, FAQs, User Guides, Process Flows, Troubleshooting guides.

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