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Five Tips for Writing a User Manual

*Due to web issues, we lost information on who authored this piece.  If this is your work, please let us know and we will give you publishing credit.* A successful user manual provides quick answers to questions that users might have about how to complete tasks. Technical writing focuses on the tasks along with the […]

How Technology is Making Us Lazy

Inspiration for this article came from David Dick at STC’s Notebook. Technology is making our life much more comfortable, and we are getting lazier. Here are some of the ways technology is making us lazy: You only visit friends or family on FaceTime or Skype. You wonder where someone is if they don’t answer their […]

Which Skill Sets Are Important for a Technical Writer?

This article first appeared in Writing Assistance, Inc. Like any profession, becoming a technical writer requires a mastery of a certain set of skills. When large manuals were the standard in the profession, this skill set involved primarily writing and illustration skills. But today the worlds of communications and technology have evolved dramatically. How has that evolution […]