Are you puzzled by the term 'topic-based documentation'? It is something of a jargon term in the technical communication industry, and all it means is that your content is written as smaller chunks of information that are stored in separate files. These are called topics. So when you see 'topic-based' it means that the content is in lots of separate files rather than one big file, which is usually the case with a manual written in Word and other word processing packages.
Of course, there's more to it than that, as I'll explain in the following sections. But as you read on, try to keep that idea of lots of files instead of one file in your mind - it is that modular approach to technical writing that makes topic-based documentation so important.
To find out more about topic-based documentation, see the sections below:
As an experienced technical writer, I've worked with topic-based products for many years (I mostly use MadCap Flare and Paligo these days). I'm skilled at writing modular content, and know how to structure content for reuse. Hopefully, you will find the information on this page helpful, and if you need more advice, or would like to hire me to write or organise your topics, please get in touch. Click the button below and complete the form to let me know what you need and when you need it by. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.