Chris Burden will be giving a presentation at TCUK19 entitled “A picture is worth a thousand words – so here’s 10 useful things to know about pictures“.
A technical writing skill often overlooked is the skill of creating illustrations. Having a clear, well thought out graphic can have quite an impact on your readers and how they absorb the content you have created.
I am not an artist and have had no formal training in the subject. For this presentation I will share some of my 20 years’ experience in technical writing and creating illustrations. I will cover typical tools available and the pros and cons of using illustrations in technical documentation. I will talk about the different types of illustrations you may be asked to create and how you can go about creating them.
By the end of the presentation you should have at least 10 useful bits of graphics and illustration knowledge.
About Chris Burden
Chris is currently working as a senior technical author at 3di Information Solutions; an industry-leading supplier of out-sourced technical writing services. With over 25 years of technical writing experience, Chris has worked on many different products across many different industries. He started his career as a technical writing at Hewlett Packard in the late 80s. However, as that questionably fashionable era ended, Chris was lucky enough to be able to move on and work on a wide range of hardware, software and service products from industries as diverse as medical, financial, forestry, security, car parking, cash machines, and even military equipment.