Forums, Online Communities

Links for technical writers and others who create technical documentation and software documentation: forums, online communities, social networks

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On LinkedIn, some general groups are:

Technical Writing World

Social network specifically for technical writers.

TECHWR-L Email Discussion Groups

Long-established online community in the field of technical communication.

HATT group

Popular group on online documentation (tools, techniques, and concepts).

msdn Developer Documentation and Help System forum

Forum with a focus on developer documentation (source code documentation), particularly on Visual Studio and .NET Framework documentation.


Discussions on developing and implementing Apple Help technologies.


On LinkedIn, some groups specialized on software user assistance and on online help development are:

Discussion list of the Technical Editing SIG

The Technical Editing SIG of the STC provides a discussion list, which is also open to the public.

Usability e-List

Email discussion group of the STC’s Usability and User Experience Community.

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