Check out Why we’ve launched the Cherryleaf podcast on technical communication by Ellis Pratt. Here is an excerpt:

Earlier this month, we started the Cherryleaf podcast, and we’re currently publishing a new episode each week. I thought it might be useful to explain why we’ve done this, instead of publishing videos. For the audience members, they are able to do something else at the same time as listening to…

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A technical writer is any writer who takes technical jargon and puts it into an accessible format for the common person. Technical writers often create manuals and instruction books. Find out how technical writers make reading instructions easier with information from a writer and instructor in this free video on technical writing.

Expert: Laura Turner
Bio: Laura Turner received her B.A. in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., graduating magna cum laude with honors. Her plays have been seen and heard from Alaska to Tennessee.
Filmmaker: Todd Green

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Check out A Quick Guide to MadCap Analyzer and How It Will Save You Time by Denise Peña. Here is an excerpt:

Before I let you in on how great MadCap Analyzer is and how much time you’re about to save, I’d like to quickly paint a picture of a scenario that might be too familiar to some. Picture it: you’ve inherited …

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Check out Typical DITA projects – do they exist? by Bill Swallow. Here is an excerpt:

In this podcast, Alan, Bill, and Sarah discuss some of the characteristics of typical DITA projects.

What is DITA? What are some reasons why you might move to DITA? What are some of the common challenges when implementing DITA? How does publishing work?


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Check out Tools are not a content strategy by Alan Pringle. Here is an excerpt:

This post is part of Scriptorium’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Content creators love their tools. So much, in fact, they sometimes mistake selecting tools for developing a content strategy.

When evaluating content processes, focusing too intently on tools is an understandable reflexive…

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Check out Catering for novices and expert users at stc17 by Sarah Maddox. Here is an excerpt:

This week I’m attending STC Summit 2017, the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication. These are my notes from one of the sessions at the conference. All credit goes to the presenter, and any mistakes are mine.

Laurian Vega presented a session titled “Novices AND Experts,…

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Welcome to this Certified Technical Writer lesson on how to approach technical writing. In this lesson we cover one of the basics – how to write for an international or global audience. This approach is important to the effectiveness of technical writing and can be a different mindset than the kind of writing you do for a typical email or social media.

When you write for an international audience you should have translation and localization in mind. Translation and localization can be very expensive for a company. If you are careful of the words you use you can cut down on the costs of translation.

To learn more about becoming a certified technical writer and earning your technical writing designation, visit our main website at

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Check out How to assemble your existing writing into an ebook by Scott Nesbitt. Here is an excerpt:

A printed book beside an ebook reader

Let’s be honest: not all of us have a book in us. At least, not a book in the traditional sense. By that I mean a book that we write from scratch from beginning to end.

That shouldn’t stop you from self publishing an ebook, though. Whether you’re non-fiction writer who pens blog posts…

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Check out Essential reads for the freelance writer by Scott Nesbitt. Here is an excerpt:

Stacks of books in a bookstore

No matter how much you know or think you know, you can always learn more. One of the best ways to learn, especially about writing, is to read. Then, practice what you’ve read about. To do that, you need to find the right material to read.

Here are a few books and blog posts that I think…

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