Day in the Life

“Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head” sang Paul. And everyday I do the same thing, except the comb thing as there isn’t really that much there that needs combing… I recently completed an article outlining a day in the life of a technical writer (well a day in MY…Continue reading Day in the Life


How do you do it? I’ve conducted a fair number of interviews over the past few years, not a huge amount but definitely into double figures. Some have been good, some not so good, and some just embarassing. I recently read about an interview that was more like a planning meeting, outlining the job in…Continue reading Interviewing

Why AuthorIT?

As I mentioned before, we are planning to migrate content from FrameMaker to AuthorIT, staging the migration across two different product sets (and no small amount of time!). I’m in the process of evaluating AuthorIT for, despite having used it before, it has recently been overhauled with a spiffy new UI and some new features.…Continue reading Why AuthorIT?


Working with text, and graphics, can be a time consuming job. If you are like me you’ll know many keyboard shortcuts, some of which will be used repeatedly throughout your working day. For example: CTRL+C ALT+TAB CTRL+V Go on, who can hit that oft repeated key combination without even looking at the keyboard (you touch-typists…Continue reading ClipX