This section of TCBOK covers all of the facets of publishing technical content--from the inception of a project through to its eventual publication.
What Technical Communicators Produce
Technical communicators produce four general categories of documents:
Technical communicators produce these documents in a variety of media, including online, print, video, and audio, for use on devices such as computers and mobile devices.
This topic describes how to define a technical communication project, determine how the content will be presented, develop and produce that content, and assess the content's effectivity.
Specific subtopics include:
Using Tools and Technology to Produce Technical Content
When creating, editing, and publishing technical content, technical communicators use many publishing technologies.
Following Technical Communication Standards
Following standards ensures that technical communicators can easily share source files (that is, the computer files containing original content) and information, and present it in various ways.
Collaborating When Preparing Technical Content
Collaboration is all about how we work with others. Use this subtopic to find out more about collaboration strategies, tools, and skills.
Managing Technical Communication Groups
This subtopic describes the processes of estimating and tracking projects, managing technical communicators, and making decisions affecting an entire technical communication staff.