Doc Plan Template in Microsoft Word Format

A reader requested a Microsoft Word version of the documentation plan template from Managing Writers, so I created one and posted it on the Documentation Template page, which also has DocBook and PDF versions of the template.

The template, which is one of the most popular links on our site, is freely available. […]

Anne Gentle to read at SXSWi

Anne Gentle, author of Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation, will be reading from her book at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) at 12:30 on Tuesday, March 16.

From the description at SXSWi:

This book brings together the worlds of technical communication and social media. It shows how technical communicators can effectively […]

Free eBook sample chapter: Managing Writers

To celebrate the upcoming (January, 2010) eBook release of Managing Writers: A Real-World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation, we are releasing a free sample chapter in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats.

The sample chapter, “Measurement and Metrics,” discusses the impact of measurement on employee performance, strategies for dealing with metrics, and practical suggestions for […]

Documentation Plan in DocBook Form

Updated to fix broken link, 04 October 2009

One of the more popular pages on the XML Press website has been the documentation plan template from the book, Managing Writers: A Real-World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation. That template is now available as a DocBook XML file.

The template in all formats, […]