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Write the Docs – Localize the docs by Paul Wallace

05/26/2019Catherine Heath
Paul Wallace is a former translator and technical writer. He talked to us about localization for your documentation and the process you should go through to ensure success.

Write the Docs – Draw the docs by Alicja Raszkowska

05/25/2019Catherine Heath
Alicja Raszkowska is a software engineer at Mobify, and also a passionate fan of drawing. In this talk, she explains how she incorporates drawing in her documentation.

Write the Docs – Any friend of the docs is a friend of mine by Heather Stenson

05/24/2019Catherine Heath
Technical writer at Mapbox Heather Stenson talked to us about Friends of the Docs, which you can build in order to improve your documentation productivity.

Write the Docs Portland 2019

05/24/2019Catherine Heath
Write the Docs is a global conference for documentarians. Write the Docs Portland 2019 was the biggest yet, and we share our experience of the conference this year.

STC Summit – Using evidence to influence decision making by Karen Schriver

05/14/2019Catherine Heath
Karen explained to us how we can become more enlightened thinkers by learning the necessary skills to critique some of the arguments we encounter every day.

STC Summit – Translation and localization techniques in technical writing by Karen Tkaczyk

05/11/2019Catherine Heath
Translation and localization projects can be time-consuming, difficult and expensive. Professional translator Karen Tkaczyk tells us how to make translations go more smoothly.

STC Summit – Using Knowledge Management to capture and share information by M. Allie Proff

05/10/2019Catherine Heath
Knowledge Management is a key strategy for your organization when it comes to dealing with employee. Learn how to best implement knowledge sharing practices from M. Allie Proff.

STC Summit – How sketching is like technical communication by Elizabeth Alley

05/10/2019Catherine Heath
Professional artist and technical writer Elizabeth Alley shares her top tips on how sketching can help us be better technical communicators.

First-timer at STC Summit 2019 in Denver, Colorado

05/09/2019Catherine Heath
Reflections from a trip to STC Summit 2019 for technical communicators in Denver, Colorado.

Terror of the blank page: starting a new documentation project

04/18/2019Catherine Heath
Whether you’re a seasoned technical writer, or someone who is new to writing documentation, following a process might make starting new documentation projects easier.
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