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:

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 design blog posts

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Paligo blog posts

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Freelancing blog posts

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UX blog posts

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MadCap Flare blog posts

Adding Topics in Flare

Are you a Flare 'noob' and struggling to see how to structure your content? Then this article is just for you. Here, you will find out all about adding topics in the TOC rather than in the Content Explorer. Is There any Structure to the Topics? Today, I was asked by a...

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Using JavaScript and jQuery Scripts in MadCap Flare

You can use JavaScript and jQuery scripts to customise your Flare HTML5 output in many different ways, including adding menus, animated sections and much more. To implement these features, you will need to need to know where your scripts can be used, which is what I'm...

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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 blog 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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