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5 High-Paying, Low-Stress Jobs

by Amy Bell
If you’re like thou­sands of other job seek­ers, you may dream of earn­ing the big bucks with­out hav­ing to deal with the extreme stress that goes hand-in-hand with top-paying jobs. Of course, a high-salary, low-stress job sounds too good to be true. Or is it?

Believe it or not, you don’t have to take on a […]

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All about API documentation

Abbre­vi­a­tion of appli­ca­tion pro­gram inter­face, a set of rou­tines, pro­to­cols, and tools for build­ing soft­ware appli­ca­tions. A good API makes it eas­ier to develop a pro­gram by pro­vid­ing all the build­ing blocks. A pro­gram­mer then puts the blocks together.
Most oper­at­ing envi­ron­ments, such as MS-Windows, pro­vide an API so that pro­gram­mers can write appli­ca­tions con­sis­tent with […]

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Adobe RoboHelp 8 is an XHTML Authoring Tool

Adobe Robo­Help 8 has sev­eral excit­ing new fea­tures. First and fore­most, Adobe Robo­Help 8 is now an XHTML Author­ing Tool – that means, there is clean XHTML code edit­ing in an visual envi­ron­ment. In addi­tion, you can val­i­date the code to assure World Wide Web Con­sor­tium com­pli­ance.
You can see the list of other new fea­tures below.  […]

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How to become a Technical Writer

- Susan Bil­heimer
Since 1999, thou­sands have used my best-selling e-book to launch a lucra­tive career in tech­ni­cal writ­ing!
Per­fect for mid-life career-changers, teach­ers, tech­ni­cians, cre­ative writ­ers, or any­one who wants to work as a free­lance or full­time writer.


Are you a cre­ative and tal­ented writer who just can’t find a way to earn your liv­ing purely […]

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A book on Opportunities in Technical Writing Careers

Out­lines tech­ni­cal writ­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion careers, the type of edu­ca­tion they require, exam­ples of good and bad tech­ni­cal writting,and the employ­ment outlook.

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TechTotal WorkSamples

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Creating Context Sensitive Help

Context-Sensitive Help
This arti­cle is for soft­ware devel­op­ers who have never imple­mented context-sensitive help. It explains the con­cepts and the basic types of context-sensitive help. A demon­stra­tion appli­ca­tion with context-sensitive help is avail­able.
What Is Context-Sensitive Help?
Most peo­ple know about context-sensitive help, even if they do not use that term. For exam­ple, if you click a […]

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A Three-Step Plan to Becoming a Technical Writer

Tech­ni­cal writ­ing may be your ideal field if: you love work­ing with tech­nol­ogy, but sim­ply don’t have the desire – or skill – to become an engi­neer or pro­gram­mer; if you enjoy train­ing peo­ple; if you want a step­ping stone to a career in high-tech; or if you enjoy writ­ing and are sim­ply look­ing for […]

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Technical Writing Books

Click on books to see the Table of con­tents, index….

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Top 10 proofreading tips

1. Don’t check a job as though you’re read­ing the news­pa­per. You need to read slower than nor­mal to notice, not just mis­spelt words, but irreg­u­lar word space, full stops and com­mas. The smaller the type, the more care­ful you have to be. Con­densed type is always a chal­lenge.
2. Are all the var­i­ous kinds […]

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