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Structured Collaboration, Wikis, and Getting the Job Done (part 2)

Now, let’s narrow this down to technical documentation, shall we? Online collaboration is needed for various steps of the technical documentation process. Authoring and editing documentation can be a collaborative process, for one. Reviewing documentation, obviously (you saw that one coming, did you). Getting user feedback on released documentation is another one. On authoring and [...]

Welcome to Web Worker Daily Readers!

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • July 09, 2009

Yesterday we had the nice surprise of seeing LiveTechDocs on the front page of Web Worker Daily, a great blog covering the future of work in a post-broadband world, part of the GigaOM's Network. In this post-broadband world, we see very well technical communicators use LiveTechDocs to collaboratively review XML documents, do you?

On-demand service: is their security on par?

A recurring question about on-demand applications is security. Is it really safe to upload my enterprise data online? Do I still have full control over my data? We never worked with online applications before so we are not so confident. When it comes to security, the list of users' concerns can get long. However, one [...]

Live Technical Writing Series – Meet Ivan Walsh

Ivan Walsh is a technical writer based in Shanghai, China. Ivan provides documentation services to a range of clients across Asia and the Middle East. Read more at: Ivan was kind enough to play the interview game with us and provide personal experience, perspective and useful tricks for the technical writing community. We hope [...]

April fool’s in XML documentation

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • April 01, 2009

To celebrate the 1st of April, we decided to create our " top#5 April Fool's announcements related to XML single sourcing and XML documentation. Hope you will enjoy it! #5 Google releases a mobile service for technical writers It's official now. After many talks, Google finally released GTW (Google Technical Writer) mobile service. Once installed [...]

An Agile review process for documentation

Documentation teams need a fast and effective review process to move forward on their projects and deliver quality, timely content. Reviewers, may they be SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) or key organization authorities, are usually extremely busy and have limited time (or interest) to review documentation. Interesting dilemma, no?

FlexBooks opensource textbooks using DocBook

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • February 13, 2009

By using DocBook. Basically CK-12 is bringing the power of single source to textbooks and putting it all in the hands of the teachers. You can create a Flexbook to suit your class needs, download it from Flexr, and then plug it into LiveTechDocs to review it efficiently and conveniently in collaboration with other teachers,

XML document review (2)

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • February 02, 2009

Sharing XML documents during the writing and review process is a missing link in the XML publication chain. While Office or PDF applications help, they also add another extra layer of complexity and lose the "XML awareness" of our initial document. That's where LiveTechDocs comes into play.

XML Document Review (1)

Technical documentation is a prime beneficiary of XML technology, with standards such as DocBook and DITA. However, while XML revolutionized the way technical documentation is written, it did nothing to help documentation teams improve the collaboration process with the SMEs and other invested parties. In some cases, things got worse, with another layer of complexity [...]

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