Blog Archive

Foreword (Indus November 2021)

The theme for this edition of the Indus is Above and Beyond. Personally, I’ve always looked for areas where we could make an impact with the skills we possess. From creating enticing stories masquerading as job descriptions, to answering questions on Quora about the...

Journey towards Docs as Code

It was at the December 2019 STC India conference that I had enrolled for the Docs as Code workshop. I had never worked with Git and GitHub and was excited to learn something new. Though I was clueless about these new concepts, I managed to grasp what was taught at the...


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Technical Writing Crossword (Indus)

Technical Writing Crossword (Indus)

Across1. An element in DITA using which you can make interactive workflow diagrams3. A tool using which you can execute requests and get responses for REST API docs4. Synonym for "Deploy at run time". Should be avoided by writers in the documentation5. A freeware...

Excel saves the day!

Most writers will agree that getting the reviews done for our content is one of the toughest  challenges in our jobs. It becomes even more challenging if you conduct 15 reviews for every feature  that you document. The challenge is not only to get the reviews done,...


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Technical Writing: More than just Writing Help Content

Technical Writing: More than just Writing Help Content

What does a technical writer do? This is a question asked not only by readers or beginners interested in the field, but by technical writers themselves. The Society for Technical Communication (STC) defines technical writing as  “simplifying the complex … technical...


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Career S Curves

Career S Curves

We have all heard about bell curves. Especially during a performance review! But bell curves are used to understand a lot of other topics like product lifecycle, marketing, quality control, statistical analysis, and so on. Applying the bell curve to a career...

The year that will be!

The year that will be!

Dear All,Greetings from Team STC India! After taking charge in April 2021, the Admin Council, along with an extended team, is looking at ways to go beyond our current practices and add more value. We strongly believe that keeping the community at the center of...

Learning Manager’s corner

Learning Manager’s corner

When the world is witnessing unprecedented times and we are swinging like a pendulum between what has been and what’s coming, it’s quite a responsibility to take my place as the Learning manager of this great non-profit organization – STC India Chapter. I believe the...

Did I choose to be a tech writer?

Did I choose to be a tech writer?

More than 2 decades ago, I worked at Bosch. And I loved the work there. Huge monstrous machine churning out parts used in the Automotive industry. The organization was a monopoly in fuel injection equipment. And I worked in the R&D department where we would work...

How I got into technical communication

How I got into technical communication

Like most people who are already technical writers, I'd like to say that the profession chose me. Which is why when I think about how I got into Tech Comm, it's an interesting journey down memory lane. The journey started in Australia, Sydney in 2012. I shifted to...

STC India Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

STC India Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

With the STC India Chapter’s 20th Annual Conference just a few months away, it is time to get the ball rolling! . Theme: Touching Lives  . Often, in our obsession with tools, development models, authoring techniques and such, we tend to forget that the ultimate...