03. Authoring Collection

Authoring technical documentation is about more than just writing steps for user instructions. It encompasses decisions on whether to organize your information in a structured way, whether you're writing long-form content or shorter text, the style your organization uses, and a host of other factors.

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Structured Writing = Commodified Writing – Customers and Content

This blog post explains how structured writing… 

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Quality in Structured Writing – TechWhirl

This article explains how structured writing is not about… 

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Getting Started with Topic-Based Writing – TechWhirl

This introduction to topic-based writing describes its… 

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Structured Writing as a Paradigm – Stanford University

This paper by Robert E. Horn lays out the theoretical… 

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Forgetting About Documents with Structured Writing – CIDM

Writing structured documentation requires a major shift in… 

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Structured Writing: It’s Not What You Write, It’s How You Write It – The Content Wrangler

When you design a structure with a place for everything,… 

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Structured Writing is Essential for Developer Docs – Every Page is Page One

Structured writing can do a huge amount to ensure the… 

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What is Structured Writing – gpi

Structured writing is an approach to writing that focuses… 

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Why Words Matter on the UI – Medium

The article explores four types of interface copy and… 

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Five Copywriting Tips That Can Dramatically Improve Your UX – UXmatters

UX experts and copywriters have one thing in common: they… 

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Working on a User Interface Text Team: A Case Study – UXmatters

This case study describes the author's experiences working… 

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Writing Great Copy – Redish & Associates

This presentation from Confab 2013 summarizes key points to… 

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Effective User Assistance: 10 Best Practices – UXmatters

Designing effective user assistance is a challenge,… 

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Writing is Design, Too – UXmatters

In this article, the author explains the necessity of good… 

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How to Create Good Error Messages – UXmatters

This column from UXmatters gives advice and recommendations… 

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