Category Archives: Future of tech writing

Readability tests

I once had a colleague/SME asking me if I used readability tests for checking the technical documentation. “Something like Flesch-Kincaid” he said. I had no idea what he was talking about. It sounded sinister with the name ‘Flesch-Kincaid’ and I … Continue reading

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Technical writing and India

India is now well established as a hub for IT. And, unlike other Asian countries India has also been able to reap the benefits of having English as a spoken and official language. This of course means that India was … Continue reading

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Nomadism, open plan offices, and alpha male chimps

Seating arrangements in any office can be tricky. People are very sensitive about where they sit and work and if the conditions are not right their productivity can be greatly affected. I wrote in an earlier post about nomadism for … Continue reading

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Style Guide: weakening the power of words

What do we do as tech writers? We write words for a living. But, what type of words? What type of strength do those words contain? Is it that the task of the words we write is simply to describe the … Continue reading

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Future work environment

Is this how you sit at your workstation? You have probably had some ergonomic consultation if you work for a large company and have been told about the best way to sit when working. But, how is this picture changing? … Continue reading

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