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MadCap Flare-2017 Corporate Training at L&T Bangalore

Suc­cess­fully con­ducted 1-day work­shop on the Help Author­ing Tool– Mad­Cap Flare 2017 for a group of 10 Senior Tech­ni­cal Writers/Publishers.

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TechTotal-Celebrating 10th Year!

Thank you to all the Employ­ees, Stu­dents, Clients, Friends, Fam­i­lies, and well-wishers for the loy­alty and the con­stant sup­port dur­ing our ten years in business.

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Training on MS Visio for Technical Writers and Analyst — TechTotal

Pro­fes­sional dia­grams are an essen­tial part of busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tion and doc­u­men­ta­tion. Doc­u­ments typ­i­cally help explain con­cepts and plans bet­ter than a table full of data or para­graphs of text do. Many of these dia­gram­ming use stan­dard graph­ics. Visio helps cre­ate these with a pro­fes­sional look.
Sim­plify and com­mu­ni­cate com­plex infor­ma­tion with data-linked dia­grams that you can […]

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Top Five Reasons to Use XML in Technical Writing

If you are a tech­ni­cal writer or infor­ma­tion designer and you have never worked with XML, you might be won­der­ing why you should bother with XML. Using XML for author­ing tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments has a num­ber of advan­tages for writ­ers that can make it very worth­while to consider.

1. XML is an inter­na­tional stan­dard
XML is a document […]

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Top 10 Trends Driving the Technical Communication Industry

Trend #1: Adop­tion of Struc­tured Doc­u­ments
Trend #2: Shift towards Sin­gle Source Pub­lish­ing
Trend #3: Added Com­plex­ity in Multi-Format/Multi-Channel Deliv­ery
Trend #4: Pro­vid­ing for Mobile Delivery

Trend #5: Increased Demand for Topic Based, Con­text spe­cific Help
Trend #6: Drive towards Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
Trend #7: Social Inter­ac­tion, a Spring­board for Direct Cus­tomer and User Input
Trend #8: The Grow­ing Role of Report­ing and Ana­lyt­ics
Trend […]

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Avoid gender specific words, passive voice and first person in Ms word 2007/2010/2013-TechTotal.

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Collection of popular Quotes on Technical Writing

Good writ­ing doesn’t hap­pen overnight; it requires plan­ning, draft­ing, reread­ing, revis­ing, and editing.”

Read­ing makes a full man; con­fer­ence, a ready man; writ­ing an exact man.”

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is not the trans­fer of words, it is the trans­fer of meaning. “

If a reader fails to clearly under­stand a poem, a short story, a […]

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Technical Writing Career? What experts say?

Craig Haiss is a Senior Tech­ni­cal Writer for an inter­na­tional soft­ware com­pany, and the author of the Help­Scribe tech­ni­cal writ­ing blog.
A tech­ni­cal writ­ing career is guar­an­teed to be filled with chal­lenges. Tech­nol­ogy is con­stantly chang­ing, roles are shift­ing, and best prac­tices are evolv­ing. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the best minds in the indus­try in […]

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