Working with developers can be one of the most challenging parts of technical communication. Developers’ writing is notoriously poor, and they often find it hard to explain, verbally or on paper, concepts and procedures that they thoroughly understand. This makes it hard for technical writers to organize and document the information for user consumption. This session addresses some of the challenges of working with developers and offers strategies for coping with — and adapting to — their often unique communication style to achieve the best possible results from developer-writer collaboration.
- What problems are commonly associated with developer communications
- Why developers have those communication issues in the first place
- How to identify and separate conflated concept/task/reference info
- How to approach developer interviews to get the best results
– 2017 WritersUA West conference program
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