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Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will be the keynote speaker at the Evolution of Technical Communication conference, which will take place 4-5 June 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. What Skills Will Technical Communicators Need for the Upcoming Years? The ways organisations support end users has changed over time. This is because new technologies emerge, products change, and users... Read more »

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In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we speak to Mike Hamilton about the new microcontent features coming to MadCap Flare. In particular, we discuss chatbots and using microcontent to improve search results. If you are a Technical Author working on a SaaS based application or a web site, then this is well worth a... Read more »

The post Podcast 56: Microcontent in Flare appeared first on Cherryleaf.

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In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at the pros and cons of using PDFs.

The post Podcast 55: PDFs – saints or sinners? appeared first on Cherryleaf.

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In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, Lynne Murphy, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex, talks to us about some of the differences between American and British English. We discuss her book “The Prodigal Tongue” and her blog “Separated by a Common Language”.

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For Episode 53 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, Zoe Rose talks to us about User Experience.

The post Podcast 53: User Experience (UX) with Zoe Rose appeared first on Cherryleaf.

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For Episode 50 of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at the reasons why technical communicators join their professional bodies.

The post Podcast 52. Should I join a professional body? appeared first on Cherryleaf.

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There are now 10 courses that form part of the Advanced Technical Communication training course bundle. That’s because we added a course on Structured Writing in December, and we’re adding a course on UI/UX text writing. For the UI/UX writing course, we’re experimenting with taking an Agile development approach, and releasing the modules as they are produced.... Read more »

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There are various posts on the web by people comparing Marie Kondo’s KonMari approach to organising your house with your web content. One reason for this is because there are some similarities between the two activities. The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to... Read more »

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Just before the 25th December, we released our latest online training course. It’s on the fundamentals of structured writing. The course looks at non-automated structured writing, XML structured writing, and database-driven structured writing. It forms part of the Advanced Technical Writing Techniques bundle. If you’re subscribed to the advanced bundle already, you don’t need to... Read more »

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Just before the release of Episode 50 of the Cherryleaf Podcast (a podcast on becoming a better technical and business communicator), we saw our 10,000th download. According to LibSyn, the median podcast episode on their platform gets roughly 200 downloads. So we’re average! Most of our listenership comes, we suspect, by word of mouth or... Read more »

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