Reader question: Am I specializing too much by limiting my focus to docs only?

A reader asks whether he should be focusing not only on writing good developer docs but also building out doc portals and marketing material — in other words, being more of a 'full-stack' technical writer. This question taps into the dilemma between being a specialist or generalist. Read more »

Crash course in API documentation -- a one-hour video

If you want a condensed, one-hour version of what I cover in my API documentation workshop, check out this crash-course video. Read more »

Reader question: Is it a red flag in the hiring process if they tell you that you'll be the only tech writer, with complete control over everything?

A reader wonders whether having complete control as the lone writer in a company is a red flag he should watch out for, based on his previous experience. I agree that it is. Read more »

Reader question: Recommended setup for docs-as-code tooling?

A reader asks for my recommended docs-as-code tooling setup. I said probably Hugo with Docsy and Netlify, or maybe a solution like or Read more »

Upcoming conference: The Tech Comm Roundup, by The Content Wrangler

Scott Abel has put together a new conference called Technical Documentation Roundup, held May 21-23, 2019, in Menlo Park, California. If you're interested in attending the conference, there's currently an opportunity to get two tickets for the price of one. Read more »