|Outsourcing Technical Documentation
Are you tired of flow charts that don't? How technical is your documentation? Can only those who wrote it understand it? Is your Website or documentation package a navigational nightmare? More businesses are realizing the benefits of outsourcing their technical documentation as vital to their marketing efforts.
Our tech doc experts match the content to the audience. They also use graphics and layout to enhance reader comprehension, translating complex procedures and concepts into clear and concise presentations.
Your One Stop Shop for Tech Docs
Our services include documentation system design, project management, Digital Asset Management (DAM), template design, just-in-time publishing, small press runs (5 to 300 copies), pre-press protocols, website design, and course development. Frequently, as some of the first people to evaluate new software, we also contribute to the GUI design and program debugging.
Software documentation comes either online (as online manuals and help systems) or offline (as hard copy, or a regular book). Frequently, users want both. Because of the logistical complexities and cost involved in maintaining two sets of documents, the technical writing industry has spent considerable resources in developing Single Source solutions. Unfortunately, what looks good on paper may not necessarily work as well on screen, and vice-versa. In addition, in a book, the writer can develop material in a linear fashion, like a story. Whereas, online help systems are frequently context-sensitive, which means that the user is taken directly to the topic in question.
There can be no doubt that single sourcing can save valuable resources, but it requires proper planning from the beginning of the project and careful attention to how material is presented. There is no magic solution. However, successful software documentation more than pays for itself by saving wear and tear on both clients and support staff.
From a single finished copy to thousands, our team can help you publish on time and on budget the professional finished documentation demanded by today's markets.
We are your solution for efficient single sourcing of all your technical writing and technical documentation management needs.
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