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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LinkedIn

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.

Apple-help-authoring

Discussions on developing and implementing Apple Help technologies.

LinkedIn

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

dita-users

DITA users group.

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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