Did you know that 79 percent of Web users scan text on websites rather than read it? According to Jacob Neilsen‘s article, “Why Web Users Scan Instead of Read,” there are four basic reasons for this: [Read more…] about How to Write for the Web
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Technical writing has proven to be a very lucrative field in the last ten years with many contractors earning well over 100k per year. As discipline continues to gain recognition, there are increasing opportunities for motivated individuals to make the switch to this field and reap the rewards. In the article, I will provide some background on what is technical writing and how you can start a career in this field. [Read more…] about How to start a career in Technical Writing
How much do Technical Writers earn? I get asked this question quite a lot for people considering moving into this field or those who want to compare their earnings with their peers. [Read more…] about How much can I earn as a Technical Writer?
The UK recruitment site, itjobswatch.co.uk, adds that for the 6 months to 17 April 2009, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical Writer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. A quick glance at this list shows us the popularity of Adobe and Microsoft tools, especially FrameMaker, Visio and RoboHelp. [Read more…] about What skills do Technical Writers need the most?
Release notes are documents which are distributed along with software products, often when the product is still in the development or test state (e.g., a beta release). For products that have already been in use by clients, the release note is a supplementary document that is delivered to the customer every time a bug is fixed or an enhancement is made on the product. [Read more…] about What are Release Notes?
Release Notes cover what’s new, download and installation instructions, known issues and frequently asked questions. Creating Release Notes is fairly straightforward. Create a Release Notes template and re-use it on each release. The template should include the following sections: [Read more…] about How to create Release Notes