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  • Don’t Use “As” When You Mean “Because”
    by rogersgeorge on May 26, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Yes, “as” is shorter than “because, and it’s even shorter then “since,” and I generally recommend the shorter word when you write technical material, but in this case, don’t! Here’s a bad sentence: Melorheostosis is one of the most notorious diseases […]

  • Why do organisations need user documentation?
    by ellis on May 25, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Here’s another question we posed for fun on Social Media, “Why do organisations need user documentation? Answer in GIFs only”. Here are the replies: pic.twitter.com/VZwTDu6EWf — supercomma (@supercomma_co) May 11, 2018 pic.twitter.com/H1wV9vrPEW — Rahel Anne Bailie […]

  • Online User Guide Writing Tips
    by IBE Software on May 25, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Online user guides and manuals are absolutely convenient for users because they can be accessed easily and almost anywhere. As such, online user guides and manuals must be written appropriately to make them effective and user-friendly. Unlike the print user guides and manuals, online manuals are […]

  • How MadCap Flare Reignited My Technical Writing Career
    by Daniel Ferguson on May 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    In this post, Daniel Ferguson shares his journey as a technical writer and how MadCap Flare played a central role in getting him where he is today. This article was originally published in ISTC Communicator, Spring 2018 and the Smart … The post How MadCap Flare Reignited My Technical Writing […]

  • Podcast 35: What does the future hold for technical communication?
    by ellis on May 24, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Note: This podcast episode is based on article to be published in Communicator. Communicator is the authoritative, award winning journal for UK technical communicators. Each year, Cherryleaf is one of the companies in technical communications that makes predictions for the upcoming […]

  • If You Know Elvis, You’ll Get This Terrible Pun
    by rogersgeorge on May 24, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Not much lesson today, just read it. It’ll help make up for the last, rather academic, post. The guy in the last panel with the baseball cap is the cartoonist. […]

  • Survey – How good is your product’s Help?
    by ellis on May 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Do you love, or hate, the Help that comes with your product or service? Or is it just, Meh? Take a few minutes to tell us why, and let’s see if your situation is similar to others. We’ll be sharing our findings on the Cherryleaf blog and Cherryleaf podcast. Any findings we publish will […]

  • The linchpin of inspiration
    by Larry Kunz on May 23, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Author and storyteller Carla Johnson, in her keynote speech at this week’s STC Summit, described how inspiration comes, not as a bolt from the blue, but from observing other people’s creative work. She warned against brand detachment disorder, in which we see another brand — […]

  • Adobe TechComm Customer Experience Survey 2018
    by Stefan Gentz on May 23, 2018 at 10:34 am

    At Adobe, we continuously strive to give our customers the best experience. For this, we would love to hear your feedback and understand how we can improve our products and services to serve you better going forward. We are pleased to announce the launch of Adobe Tech Comm Customer Experience […]

  • Managing a project? Need technical writers? Solve that issue today
    by ellis on May 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

    This is one of our occasional reminders that Cherryleaf offers technical and business writing services. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or skills to create the documentation in-house. You can use Cherryleaf to create: End-user documentation Online Help Embedded Help Getting […]

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