Technical Communication: writing or designing – is there a difference?

When I tell friends the name of the course I am studying their response is often and 'what exactly is technical writing and e-learning?'. Initially my replies were not the most informative, after 18months of studying I am much better equipped to answer this question. I am preparing my e-portfolio and considering the direction my … Continue reading Technical Communication: writing or designing – is there a difference?

Understanding the comma: Clarifying it’s place in the sentence

Image Source: Amazon S3, (2019) It seems fitting that the first and last article posted on this blog will discuss the comma ','. I know there is the semi- colon, colon, dash, full stop and the use of the parenthesis however I think the rules are much straight forward. To support this theory, searches online … Continue reading Understanding the comma: Clarifying it’s place in the sentence

What is DITA XML and where does it fit in industry?

While writing the proposal for the summer project I reviewed a number of standard operating procedures and it reminded me of the lectures we took on Component Content Management, single sourcing and structured authoring as part of TW5212 Workplace issues in Technical & Professional Communication. Thinking about my experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the … Continue reading What is DITA XML and where does it fit in industry?