One of the things I like to do is browse the internet looking for articles, blogs and newsletters with new insights in the world of techncial writing.
There are many, there must be more, as our professional field is wide ranged, from software manuals to creating virtual deliverables for machines. We still work with Word or just started using DITA or YAML. We have a background in languages, which makes us suitable for writing chatbot scripts, or we got bored with our technical education and followed our second passion, writing.
Below I listed a few newsletters. Click, subscribe and enjoy!
- Cherryleaf: a British based firm where you can leave your CV, maybe you are lucky. Their newsletter is wide ranged.
- Content Wrangler: a US based firm targeting big firms with a documentation problem. Access their knowledge base here to get access and email updates. They also have a Jobs section.
- MadCap Flare: the Help Authoring Tool MCF will treat you to their monthly newsletter if you sign up on this page. You can become certified MCF (not free) or just drop your CV.
- Tom Johnson started his webpage on API-writing years back. Check it out if you want to have his free API-course for beginners or just sign up for regular updates here.
- Instrktiv is a German based firm specialising in machine manuals. Leave a message and the newsletter, at irregular intervals, will come your way.
- WritetheDocs: is a global community of people who care about documentation, as they so nicely describe it on their website. You can sign up for their newsletter, there is a job board, conferences are organised and podcasts appear on a regular basis.
- For new strategies on delivering software documentation follow Andy McDonald on LinkedIn
Please share sources of news on techncial writing in the section below.