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What do trendsetters and technical writers have in common? Plenty!
2015 is going to be the Year of the Trendsetter for the Technical Writer profession as these entrepreneurs learn to write fast and free - even from Belize . . .
By: Donna Ink
First, and foremost, solid comprehension of English as a native speaker is tantamount in 2015. With the onslaught of outsourcing to Brazil, India, and other nations . . . oftentimes the "overnight nearly zero cost foreign technical writer" results in the higher-cost English speaker having to rewrite significant portions of content. This year, English is required.
CAD and 3D Media: is on the rise with ever navigating horizons. Screen-casting, Video-blogging, and Web-based Training are gaining in popularity.
Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA): other innovations improve Returns-on-Investment (ROI) by the implementation of the latest / greatest XML feature for technical documentation, which promises to have a burgeoning presence among Aerospace, CCM, Finance, Training, and other high-end writer pursuits.
Global Technical Writing: try Technical Writing from anywhere in the world. As Baby Boomers and Generation Xer's transcend, Millenials (Generation Y) and the New Silent Generation (Generation Zer's) are increasing participants in the workforce ascribing duties to Technical Writers and they get the new media. While Baby Boomers and Xer's still desire to hold the reigns of writer oversight by seeing and hearing them in the flesh, Millenials and Silents feel Skype and Selfie's are as good as face-to-face. In fact, the Silent's even prefer the solace of love ya from a distance teamwork. Therefore, in 2015, more and more Technical Writers just might travel to Belize while finalizing your documentation.
Wearable Media: with the newest wearable media comes GoogleNow (Android) and Siri (iPhone). Teleportation of information arrives highly digitized and all-encompassing rather than cryptic textualized brief responses of the past. And, this is a resource writers should fall in love with.Technical Writers are rise above it all personalities and definitely will catching the wave by mid-first quarter.
Other Gainful 2015 Practices: Adobe Illustrator;
About Donna Ink: offer accomplished, versatile, and dynamic Technical Writing history as a strong organizer, motivator, and team player with an excellent success record. Provide composition and delivery of multiple forms of content, perform editing, reformatting, rewriting and analysis of text, 3D media, and illustrations and graphics clarity. Ensure continuity, applicability and readability. Eliminate superfluous content. Ensure compliance. Perform requirements analyses and mate to performance baseline analyses. Participate in peer reviews, interviews, resource meetings, etc. remote w/varied tools. Maintain active role relative to life-cycle and product development. Perform QC. Assign writing and technical managerial development schedules in production with milestones - where required. Maintain strong team relationships. Maintain database and website elements; multiple formats (digital, print, etc.) presentation both on- and off-site.
Application Programming Interface Guides
Business Catalogs and Plans
Certification and Accreditation (C&A)
Change Management Plans
Configuration Management Plans
Help Desk Plans
ITIL Service Support
Incident Management Plans
Integrated System Engineering Plans
Inventory and Asset Management
Invitations for Bids (IFBs)
Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
Monthly Letter Reports (MLRs)
Network Administrator Guides
Network Configuration Guides
Network Implementation Plans Network Recovery Guides
Network Test and Acceptance Plans
Operations Management Records
Policies and Procedures
Problem Management Plans
Release Management Plans
Risk Management Plans
Security Features Users Guide
Security Management Plans
Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) Guides
Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Service Level Management (SLM)
Site Preparation Guides
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Statements of Work (SOWs)
System Security Authorization Agreements (SSAAs)
Test and Trip Reports
Materials, and Courseware
Troubleshooting Guides User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Verification and Validation (V&V)
Write Donna Ink today to arrange to exchange more information via email or Skype, then the one-on-one brief consultation is provided for "no fee." Longer consultations are at the modest rate of $150.00, which involves coaching for one hour.
Rate: has scoped as high as $250 per hour; however, ranges between $50.00 and $110.00 routinely. Small, disadvantaged, minority, tribal, woman- and veteran-owned companies are provided specialized cost allowances.
Charge-back Retainer: is required to commence services. This is not an add-on, it is charged against agreement terms. Typically, one-half for work up to $1K or one-third or one-fourth for opportunities at $1001K and over. Long-term requirements are determined through negotiation under amenable terms and conditions. Annual fixed rate Consultancy is offered (with promissory of a specific product volume per annum) or Month-to-Month (MTM) agreements are extended at reduced costs due to the consistency of efforts.
The intent is to achieve Center of Excellence fulfillment for Clients, while affording appropriate time and focus through affable services support pricing for my industry knowledge reservoir thereby ensuring best use case fulfillment and mutual respect.
Wishing you each a brilliant positively energized 2015 and beyond!
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