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Topics and issues for technical writers. Improve your technical communication role. Empower users with better documentation.

I'd Rather Be Writing Podcast Tom Johnson

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Topics and issues for technical writers. Improve your technical communication role. Empower users with better documentation.

    Podcast about Archbee -- a new documentation tool with a block-based editor, API publishing capability, content re-use, and more

    Podcast about Archbee -- a new documentation tool with a block-based editor, API publishing capability, content re-use, and more

    Archbee is a relatively new documentation tool that offers a block-based editor, API publishing capability, content re-use, and more. The initial version of Archbee was released in early 2019. Since then, the product has been steadily ramping up in features and growing its customer base. In this podcast, I chat...

    • 29 min
    Keynote presentation to STC India 2022

    Keynote presentation to STC India 2022

    This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post contains a keynote presentation I gave to STC India...

    • 57 min
    [Podcast] Become a technical writer: conversation with Bobby Kennedy about the technical writing courses he offers

    [Podcast] Become a technical writer: conversation with Bobby Kennedy about the technical writing courses he offers

    I recently chatted with Bobby Kennedy to learn more about the technical writing courses he's offering at becometechnicalwriter.com. In this podcast, he shares a bit about why he started offering technical writing courses, some of the activities and strategies in the courses, and the outcomes so far.

    MEGAComm recording: How to increase awareness of tech comm inside corporate walls

    MEGAComm recording: How to increase awareness of tech comm inside corporate walls

    I recently gave a presentation called How to increase awareness of tech comm inside corporate walls at the MEGAComm 2022 conference, which is a conference for tech comm professionals in Israel. The recording, slides, and description of my presentation are available below.

    • 52 min
    Presentation recording -- 'Best practices in API docs: Product overviews and getting started tutorials'

    Presentation recording -- 'Best practices in API docs: Product overviews and getting started tutorials'

    I recently gave an online presentation about product overviews and getting started tutorials in API docs, sponsored by the STC Washington, D.C.-Baltimore Chapter. This post provides a recording of the presentation and related details.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    tcworld China 2021 keynote: 'Tech comm and marketing: How to make your tech comm group more visible to those within your company'

    tcworld China 2021 keynote: 'Tech comm and marketing: How to make your tech comm group more visible to those within your company'

    I recently gave a keynote presentation at tcworld China 2021 on the topic of tech comm and marketing. This post provides a recording of the presentation, slides, and detailed notes for the presentation.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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