Technical Writing

Writing Advice From An Ancient Sage

“When you have finished a piece of writing, put it away for nine years.” This advice was offered by one of the ancients, Horace or Homer, I’m not sure which, to budding writers of the time. At least, that’s what I’ve been told… While at first it may seem unbelievable that anyone could take this suggestion […]

Documentation Forever (or not)

  As a Technical Writer I’m often told: ‘Oh, so you’re here to write documentation. But of course you know no-one’s going to read it.’ This comment can be taken a number of ways. I could interpret it as: ‘You’re just wasting your time and ours.’ or ‘We know our jobs so well here that we’re never likely […]