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Free Webinar - Style Guides! [TC Dojo] 9AM PT/US Mon 3 April

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

46 questions that will help you produce better technical documentation

Are you a technical communicator who are uncertain about what to write in a manual? Do you fear the subject-matter expert will question your competence as a professional communicator, as they might claim that users want something other than what you suggest? This guide helps you get started developing an information architecture, to become more comfortable asking a subject-matter expert for input. This will hopefully help you produce better technical documentation. Read more…

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

Is it possible to create a web knowledge base from existing book manuals?

Watch how to create one (1) mobile-friendly web knowledge base from existing technical documentation books. This, without requiring any manual work to rewrite or re-structure the book content.

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

What is a Topic?

A “topic” can be defined in several different ways— a fact which often leads to inefficiencies in content management. This post is a presentation of what a topic means within the context of three different content delivery scenarios.

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In pursuit of the ultimate techCom information architecture

How Do We Bridge the Gap Between Academics and Practitioners in Tech Comm?

Practitioners find it difficult to see how the knowledge academics produce can be used to address real, practitioner-related problems. Why?

It goes deeper than academics failing to communicate with practitioners. The reason has to do with the fact that much of the academic research itself is weakly linked to the practical problems practitioners face. This fact is what makes practitioners uninterested in talking to academics— hence the gap.

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