Technical communication blog

With bits of copywriting, content design, and other stuff too

Technical communication blog

With bits of copywriting, content design, and other stuff too

Welcome to the StrayGoat Technical Communication Blog.

Here, I’ll be posting technical writing advice, opinion pieces, recommendations, and explanations on how to achieve various tasks with different software tools. (The latter of which is going to be a reminder for me as much as anyone else!).

If you find the technical writing advice posts useful, please leave a comment.

Some of the older posts have some formatting issues, due to conversion problems when I upgraded the site theme. Sadly, the comments were lost in migration too. 

Technical Communication Blog Posts

General posts about technical communication:

A Process for Technical Documentation

When you've been a technical author for many years, the process of creating technical communication becomes second-nature. So when a client asked me to draw up a technical communication process, I had to think carefully about each step of the process. Of course, it...

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5 Key Benefits of Topic-Based Documentation

Taking a topic-based approach to your documentation can improve the quality of your manuals and online help, reduce your documentation costs, and make it easier for your writers to produce and update content. This approach is not new, but implementing it with the...

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What is Topic-Based Documentation and How do you Write it?

Topic-based documentation is a way of writing documentation in stand-alone chunks, which are usually stored in separate files (or topics). Each topic focuses on one specific subject, and this applies to pretty much any type of user documentation. To illustrate the...

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Content Design Blog Posts

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Paligo Blog Posts

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Freelancing Blog Posts

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MadCap Flare Blog Posts

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DITA Blog Posts

Here are some posts about DITA. I rarely post about DITA, as I don’t use it, but sometimes post about how to achieve certain things.

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XML and XSLT Blog Posts

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MS Word Blog Posts

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Camtasia and Snagit Posts

Tips and reminders for using TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit.

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Non-Technical Communication Posts

Sometimes, I post things that are nothing to do with tech comm, but people might find useful. You’ll find those posts here.

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