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A Few Words About HAT

A Few Words About HAT

When most people hear the word hat, they think about headwear beret, bowler hat, panama or the famous Russian ushanka. But for some its not a headwear its an abbreviation. These people are technical writers and this abbreviation is help authoring tool. Help Authoring Tool HAT is a program or a service that allows technical…

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Posted in Technical Writing on 5/26/2013

Wikipedia on Technical Writing

Wikipedia on Technical Writing

Sometimes technical communication specialists are asked: “What is your profession?” And the answer “technical writer” puts many people in a dead end. They dont know anything about technical writing, documentation authoring, and of course about online technical writing and documentation tools like ClickHelp product. We discussed this question with colleagues during a break. Many of…

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Posted in Technical Writing on 5/25/2013

Technical Communication Job Searches

Technical Communication Job Searches

Do technical writers search for jobs on the Internet? Probably yes, but do we know how many of professionals and beginners in technical writing and documentation authoring do it? We decided to get answers for these questions, and made a quick research. Using Google AdWords and its Keyword Tool, we compared three keywords in several…

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Posted in TechComm Career Path on 4/26/2013

Top 10 Technical Writing Blogs

Top 10 Technical Writing Blogs

All technical writers, beginners and the experienced ones, are often looking for useful information on technical writing websites and, especially, on blogs. Corporate and personal blogs give a lot of useful information. It’s news, methods of providing information, examples from their own experience, advice on specific tasks, or overviews of top online help authoring tools….

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Posted in Technical Writing on 4/21/2013

The End of Printed Manuals

The End of Printed Manuals

They were so nice to have, those printed manuals! But that's it – we have to say good bye to the printed documentation starting today… Today, under the pressure of various environmental organizations all over the world, the G8 international group has signed a document that is very important to the technical writing industry –…

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Posted in Technical Writing on 4/1/2013

What Makes ClickHelp Different

What Makes ClickHelp Different

We are often asked – what is the difference between ClickHelp and other help writing tools on the market? For convenience, we decided to put together the basic advantages of our Online Technical Writing Tool in a single post. So, here we go: online manuals are SEO-friendly; no content type limits: online documentation, FAQs, tutorials,…

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Posted in ClickHelp Features on 3/26/2013

Publishing Documentation Online – 18 Billion Reasons To Start

Publishing Documentation Online – 18 Billion Reasons To Start

So many reasons – too many for a bulleted list… And you wonder where this huge number comes from. Let’s find out together. What Those 18 Billion Are? This is the number of search queries people perform on the Internet per month in the US, according to comScore. This includes all major search engines like…

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Posted in Technical Writing on 1/12/2013