TWT Online Events - September 2023 The Tech Writer's Tribe cultivates an ongoing flow of knowledge and engagement within the technical writing community. Every week, TWT offers a mix of virtual and in-person events, ranging from leadership forums to career discussions. This edition offers you:Leadership ConclaveCertification...

Docs as Code Docs-as-code tools seek to bridge the gap between software development and documentation. By treating documentation as code, docs-as-code tools integrate software development practices such as continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), version control, and automation when it comes to creating and publishing documentation. Key types...

Image and Video Tools Technical writers include visual elements like images and video tutorials to make documentation accessible, engaging, and easier to understand. There are multiple image and video software tools that tech writers use to take screenshots, create line diagrams, and make instructional videos.Tech Writer's...

Authoring Tools Tech writers spend most of their time using authoring tools to create, edit, and publish documentation. Authoring tools are the foundation on which documentation is built. Authoring tools include word processors, help authoring tools (HAT), Content Management Systems (CMS), and Component Content Management Systems...

Types of Tools Technical writers work with a wide variety of tools and resources for their day-to-day tasks. Tools are required to:Standardize the technical writing processes within an organization.Increase the productivity of tech writers.Plan and track documentation deliverables.Ensure consistency and accessibility in the documentation.Collaborate with team...

Survey of the AI Landscape — Sumedh NeneIf August was bursting with action in the AI world, September was no different. We have some important updates as well as a small story of how a little, tiny Caribbean Island finds itself cashing in on some fine...

How Important is Tools Knowledge for New Technical Writers? — Tanvi DesaiThe job descriptions (JDs) for many tech writing roles, even the entry-level ones state that familiarity with authoring tools, CMSs, photo/video editing software, versioning tools, and such is required or at least recommended. MadCap Flare,...

Blending with Blender for Animation — Sumedh NeneIn the ever-evolving world of animation, Blender has emerged as a versatile and powerful tool. In this article, we will explore its capabilities for animation, the types of animations we can create with it, and highlight some of the...

It’s only WORD — Shubhadeepa DasAs a technical writer, your first responsibility is to create textual content. Textual content implies words and words are the elements with which you communicate. Now, you can either use the words to create meaningful content or a plethora of garbage....

5 Popular Help Authoring Tools for Technical Documentation — Puja MitraThe success of any product hinges on its user acceptance. Technical documents play a pivotal role in comprehending and effectively utilizing a product or service. Technical writers craft these documents to facilitate a seamless product lifecycle.Help...