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Interactive video workshop in San Jose this Saturday, 1-5pm

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area and are interested in learning more about creating interactive video tutorials, check out the Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorials Workshop, sponsored by the STC-Silicon Valley chapter. The workshop will be held at the West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San José, CA Continue Reading »

A long list of technical innovations semi-relevant to technical writers

The degree of innovation over the past two decades is so immense that you have to dramatically narrow the scope to even have a fruitful discussion. I’m going to look specifically at technical innovations that might be semi-relevant to technical communicators. You can somewhat draw a line between innovation with tools and innovation with ideas. Continue Reading »

Why do we need PDFs?


I’ve never been a fan of PDFs, but PDF output is usually a requirement someone invariably brings up for documentation. In some cases, often for unstated reasons, users will ask for a PDF, and product managers expect technical writers to deliver one. When I get these requests, I usually create a zip file of the Continue Reading »

Upcoming workshop: Creating Interactive Video Tutorials, with Bernard Aschwanden on Feb 21


If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area and are interested in learning how to create interactive video tutorials, we have a workshop just for you. The STC Silicon Valley chapter is hosting a workshop titled Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorials. The workshop is led by Bernard Aschwanden — a consultant at Publishing Continue Reading »