Return of the technical editor?

Bill Swallow / Opinion8 Comments

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I’ve seen quite a few comebacks in my time, from bellbottoms to grungy flannel. But most of these trends are short-lived. A once long-standing staple among technical writing and content authoring groups has nearly gone extinct: the technical editor. Is it time for this role … Read More

Localization best practices (premium)

Bill Swallow / LocalizationLeave a Comment

Localization—the process of adapting content to a specific locale—is a critical requirement for global companies. It’s often treated as a necessary evil, but this is shortsighted. The quality of localization efforts affects the company’s bottom line. More than ever, products and services are sought, purchased, and consumed … Read More

Adapt or die: style guide edition

Alan Pringle / Opinion11 Comments

Being cognizant of your environment and adapting accordingly is a good survival technique for any being (as Darwin recognized), and it’s particularly true in the professional world. And that’s why I’m puzzled by how much time tech writers spend agonizing over style and word choices … Read More