3D Technical Illustration

ProEdit’s use of 3D design software lowers costs, improves manuals

ProEdit’s cutting-edge use of 3D design software has drawn the attention of Dassault Systemes, who published a case study showcasing how ProEdit uses 3D technical illustration tools to improve the manuals it creates and reduce the cost of creating them. “Our clients often ask us to create manuals that are illustration-heavy and word-light in an …

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Updating Content Timeline

How to Forecast Updating Your Company’s Content

If you get the feeling of déjà vu when you sit down to revise outdated materials, you aren’t alone. Companies spend countless hours and budgeted dollars keeping their existing content up to date, whether they are refreshing product information manuals, policy and procedure manuals, training materials, website content, or the like. In fact, studies have …

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Eighth Grade Reading Level

How to Write for an Eighth-Grade Reading Level

When writing documentation, marketing content, or training materials, keeping the audience in mind is an important step in producing effective content. Sometimes, you may be asked to limit your writing to a specific reading level so it’s accessible to a broad range of users. You can monitor the reading level of a document by turning …

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Planning an Instructional Design Project

Best Practices for Planning an Instructional Design Project

Successful projects start with detailed planning. Before you even begin the design phase for your instructor-led training (ILT) course or elearning module, you should have a clear understanding of the project, including its requirements, purpose, audience, deadline, and schedule. Building this solid foundation will help keep you organized and on-track. What Are the Requirements? A …

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Review Cycles and Team Work

The Importance of Review Cycles in a Project

Each project has unique requirements, so we tailor our approach to ensure that the work effort meets the goals of the project in the way best suited for its success. Among the techniques that we’ve developed to make sure the structure of a project contributes to its timely and successful completion is to include review …

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Planning a Technical Writing Project

Are you planning a technical writing project? As a technical writer or technical writing manager, creating a documentation plan is essential to the success of your next project. A documentation plan is an overview of the entire project from the perspective of a technical writer. This plan is drafted in the early stages of the …

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