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Web Help: Pros and Cons

Online documentation was a very logical next step for technical writing. The Internet has become so easily accessible that looking up something online seems like a natural part of our lives. So, storing documentation online is not only a matter of convenience; by now, it has…

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Why is Your User Manual Bad?

How do you know if your technical documentation is any good? And, most importantly, how do you fix it if it’s not good enough? Well, there are certain key points that you will need to analyze to make sure your team creates top-shelf user manuals. We wrote a post on bad and good…

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The Internet of Things and Technical Documentation

The IoT market is currently exploding with millions of devices online daily. In a couple of years, we will be talking about billions of such devices. And, since there are no viable reasons for the IoT to stop developing at this crazy pace, we will eventually end up with hundreds…

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ClickHelp March Release Sneak Peek - Agile Technical Writing

We are about to provide you with another exclusive insight into the next ClickHelp product release! Today, we will share details of an exciting feature that will become available this March. ClickHelp users are getting the possibility of updating/adding any amount of help…

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Types of Technical Documents

The main aim of technical writing is to help users achieve their goals by using a product. It’s possible only through clear and easy-to-interpret documentation. That's why there are so many different types of documentation. Whether you’re a novice or experienced tech writer,…

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What Industries Need Technical Writers (part 2)

Last week, we started a new blog post series, where we list the industries that need technical writers and describe what working there is like. Check out part one here. Today, we will continue our list of industries interested in employing techcomm professionals. Let's take a…

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Importance of Accessibility in Technical Writing

It is very important to make user manuals accessible to as many people as possible. Technical documentation is something we refer to pretty often in our daily lives because of all the technology around us. So, comfortable living implies being able to get access to user manuals…

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Top Ergonomic Devices for Technical Writers

Today we are going to talk about a very important topic - how technical writers can create an efficient and healthy work environment at the same time. Most techies love brand new hardware. But, is this fancy keyboard good for you in the long run? How many hours can you stare…

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Unique Selling Points of ClickHelp

We have been developing our help authoring tool, ClickHelp, for quite some time now. It has been a long journey of learning to prioritize things, to listen to feedback and apply it. Different workflows require different functionality, so we have been learning how to balance out…

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Technical Writing Trends in 2019

We have been living in 2019 for four months now, so the predictions for this year are over. It’s high time to start analyzing what trends are actually unfolding in the techcomm community worldwide: Technical Writing Trends in 2019.

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