Tagged: technical communication

Helpful Links for Technical Writing

InDesign help with Anchored Objects
Read all about how to handle anchored objects in InDesign
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/indesign/cs/using/WSa285fff53dea4f8617383751001ea8cb3f-6c43a.html

 

Free Word Tutorial Videos
http://www.thelongclimb.com/2011/12/02/free-word-2010-step-by-step-tutorial-videos/

 

Substantive Editing
These links offer different perspectives on how substantive editing is different from other types of editing
http://www.jeanweber.com/newsite/?page_id=28
http://www.ocstc.org/ana_conf/pdf/we2s_b.pdf

 

Technical Coursework and Software (for UW students only)
HCDE students can find many free or low cost technical resources at the UW and online here
http://www.hcde.washington.edu/advise/technical-coursework-and-software

Articles on Technical Writing for International Audiences

I have been reading up on a lot of Technical Communication articles lately. Some (though not all) of the following articles address how to best approach writing for international audiences. Enjoy!

10 Tips for Writing International Technical Content by Michael Kriz

Color Meanings by Culture International Business Edge

10 Things You Can Do to Create Better Documentation by Alan Norton

Is “Intercultural” Communication a Moot Point? by Geoff Hart

Sensitivity to Other Cultures by Geoff Hart

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