Craig Wright, UK Technical Author

Technical Communication Blog

Craig Wright, Technical Writer

Technical Communication Blog

Craig Wright – Technical writer and copywriter

Technical Writer, Craig Wright

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:

Topic-Based Documentation

Topic-based documentation is a more modular approach to creating technical communication. Instead of writing all the content in one document, you create sections in separate files. This can save you a lot of time, effort, and money when updating your content. Click the link to find out more.

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Content Reuse

What is content reuse and how do technical writers use it to save time and reduce costs? In this post, experienced technical writer, Craig Wright, explains the pros and cons of content reuse.

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Content Creation – Where do Tech Writers Fit? (Part 1)

Content designers and technical writers have similar skills and approaches to content. But are they the same? In this post, I look at the roles of content designers and technical writers, and consider the similarities, differences, and the way the roles are perceived by others.

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MadCap Flare Blog Posts

How to Open All External Links in a New Tab in MadCap Flare

Having external links (links that go to other sites, via a http: link) set to open in a new tab often leads to a better user experience. For example, if your Flare topic contains a process, and in that process there is a link to an external site for more information,...

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Modifying the Top-Nav Skin for a Custom Flare Layout

One of the problems with Flare 11's Top-Nav skin is that the menu isn't really suitable for a long table of contents due to the limited amount of space. That's led a lot of people, including me, to look at alternative approaches, and in this post, I will look at a...

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Paligo 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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