Cool New Collaboration Tool for Technical Writers – Adobe InCopy®

Adobe has recently released a new tool that could be a game changer for the way that technical writing teams work on InDesign® projects. It’s called Adobe InCopy. We’ve just started using it here at ProEdit, and so far we like what we are seeing. Here’s how it works. One user has the InDesign document …

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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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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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M*Modal: Technical Writer Contracting

The company, which develops dictation software for the medical industry, needed a full-time technical writer in Pittsburg and a contract technical writer in Norcross, Georgia.

AP Style vs. Chicago Style

Top 5 Tips to Edit and Write in Chicago or AP Style

As a writer, it can sometimes be difficult to transition between writing styles and formats like Chicago style and AP style. For example, I could be asked to write a press release, and then move on to a software documentation project. Although most of the grammar and mechanics are the same, certain styles have particular …

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tech writing best practices

Technical Writing Best Practices

There are many opinions about what good technical writing is. Some focus on the importance of consistency and style, and others on the quality of the writing. In every case, technical writing should always be clear, concise, and easy to use. ProEdit’s technical writing services reflect the industry’s best practices, such as: Analyze the audience. Write …

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History of Technical Writing

What is the history of modern technical writing? Technical writing has been around since the first technical writer, Cro-Magnon man, was drawing on cave walls. However, most experts would agree that the golden age of technical writing started with the invention of the computer. Here are some of the major milestones in technical writing history since the …

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