How to sell your tech colleagues that they should help you write good whitepapers

I’ve been talking to a good friend of mine the other days, Ioana Serban, Marketing Director at Computaris. A highly dedicated and passionate professional always trying to get the best out of people and delivering high quality marketing services to the customers. One of the issues she confronts with lately is convincing their global sales [...]

Request For Proposal Free Document Template

A Request For Proposal is a document an organization publishes to elicit bids from potential vendors to purchase specific products or services. Completing a high quality RFP will help you define deliverables and it has major impact on the project success. A complete RFP will help you get all the information you need for a [...]

Technical Writers Maven: Waterfall versus Agile documentation

I’ve met technical writers fearing the agile methodology adopted within the organizations they work for. Why? It is a fact that people fear change; many of us are resisting change, we fear the unknown; however, if you learn how Agile works, it is much easier to embrace a new development methodology. It might be easy [...]

My first animated presentation: Tekom Europe Roadshow 2014

Yesterday, while sitting on my deck, I was trying to clear my mind of the tumultuous ocean of ideas and thoughts. I realized that over the past years I conducted research on various topics and fields; which allowed me to add extensive knowledge other than technical writing. A new road full of great potential revealed [...]

Competitors analysis: Technical writer perspective

A few months ago, someone asked me to review a Competitors Analysis document. To mention I have never created or revised such a document before. Why? Competitors’ analysis is not one of the technical writer’s responsibilities. However, I decided I will take a look at the document and surprisingly: everything was unclear . Besides the [...]

Technical writing on the Romanian market

Image courtesy of cuteimage. Something has changed over the past ten years. Well, for one, we have more IT software companies joining the Romanian market, but that is only a part of the puzzle. The other piece is the companies’ awareness to hire/contract technical writers which could be one important value-added to the products and [...]

Blogging as a technical writer: How to make money from blogging – Part I

Image courtesy of Digitalart, FreeDigitalPhotos.net. At the beginning blogging was the perfect tool for people to provide useful information to other people. Due to the fact that the most people just Google almost everything on the Internet, blogging became a powerful tool to make money. How can you make money from blogging? What are the [...]