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...

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...