The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing

The Insider s Guide to Technical Writing Every complex product needs to be explained to its users and technical writers also known as technical communicators are the ones who do that job A growing field technical writing requires multipl

  • Title: The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing
  • Author: Krista Van Laan JoAnn T. Hackos
  • ISBN: 9781937434038
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills Whether you re thinking of becoming a technical writer, just starting out, or yoEvery complex product needs to be explained to its users, and technical writers, also known as technical communicators, are the ones who do that job A growing field, technical writing requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills Whether you re thinking of becoming a technical writer, just starting out, or you ve been working for a while and feel the need to take your skills to the next level, The Insider s Guide to Technical Writing can help you be a successful technical writer and build a satisfying career.Inside the BookIs This Job for Me What does it take to be a technical writer Building the Foundation What skills and tools do you need to get started The Best Laid Plans How do you create a schedule that won t make you go crazy How do you manage different development processes, including Agile methodologies On the Job What does it take to walk into a job and be productive right away The Tech Writer s Toolkit How do you create style guides, indexes, templates and layouts How do you manage localization and translation and all the other non writing parts of the job I Love My Job How do you handle the ups and downs of being a technical writer Appendixes References to websites, books, and other resources to keep you learning The Insider s Guide to Technical Writing builds on Van Laan s previous book, The Complete Idiot s Guide to Technical Writing, but is significantly rewritten, extended, and brought up to date.About the AuthorKrista Van Laan has worked in, managed, and built from the ground up multi level Technical Publications and User Experience departments in telecommunications, consumer software and hardware, enterprise software and services, and Internet companies, both in the United States and internationally She is co author of The Complete Idiot s Guide to Technical Writing Krista is currently the Director of User Experience at a Silicon Valley enterprise.

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    1. Krista Van Laan JoAnn T. Hackos Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing book, this is one of the most wanted Krista Van Laan JoAnn T. Hackos author readers around the world.

    2. I am NOT a technical writer but I recently hired one. I needed something to educate me on the topic of technical writing and I think that this book did it. I'm not an expert after reading this, but I feel that I can now at least speak knowledgeably about technical writing.

    3. The book is both about the profession and technical writing. If you've already done some technical writing, worked with subject matter experts, and was responsible for documentation deliverables, skip the first half of the book (which provided guidance on becoming a technical writer). Start with Part 5: The Tech Writer Toolkit. There is some guidance that is obviously basic; the book is thorough in that respect. It is useful as a reference. For example, if your documentation needs to be translat [...]

    4. It's hard to say if this is a good book or not. I don't have a job as a technical communicator, so I can't say how accurately this describes the profession. The author certainly seems like she's knowledgeable, and she provides a lot of great (or at least seemingly great) tips for breaking into the field. If I could fault the book, it would be that I was expecting a little more discussion on XML. It's hard to find literature about the exact sort of XML knowledge a person needs to know to work in [...]

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