Developers and writers have similar jobs, but they tend to use different tools and workflows. Writers who work with developers have an easier time if they learn to fit into the developer culture.
Managers who interview and make hiring decisions regarding technical writers, editors, illustrators or other roles in the broad category of technical documentation will discuss what they are looking for in potential candidates, and give you some insight into how they work. There will be time for questions from the meeting attendees.
Markdown keeps coming up—as a lightweight writing format, a lingua franca among other file types, and a lure to get engineers to document their code better. But what is it, and why should you (not) use it? In this talk, I will discuss the history and foibles of Markdown, a few useful Markdown tools, and of course some alternatives you should consider.
This year’s TechComm Camp is Friday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27 and will be held at San Jose State University.
TC Camp is a weekend of collaboration and creative energy put on by TC Camp, a 501(c)(3) public charity. At this popular techcomm getaway, you’ll do more than talk shop with Silicon Valley’s best technical communicators – you’ll come away with a whole new set of
information development skills and resources. Soak up five expert
workshops on topics like static website generation, promoting
smooth SME communication, and more.
Find out more and grab your tickets at this link.
The lines between marketing writing (copywriting) and technical writing are blurring in the job market. Even though technical writers are increasingly asked to provide marketing content, many hiring managers, recruiters, and technical writers don’t appreciate the significant differences between the two kinds of writing. So what are the differences, which kind of writing might appeal to you more, and what can you learn to enable you to do both kinds of writing?