Browsing articles tagged with " technical writing in the philippines"

Events: Virtual Summit on Advanced Practices in Technical Communication 2016

virtual-summit-on-advanced-practices-in-technical-communication

December 6-8, 2016

The Content Wrangler is sponsoring The Virtual Summit on Advanced Practices in Technical Communication, a free, three-day event designed especially for technical communication professionals. The event features 12 free one-hour sessions from some of the industry’s best and brightest talents — experts in agile outsourcing, XML authoring, content strategy, content management, translation and localization, intelligent content, plain language, customer experience, and more. Learn more.

tech-writing-outsourcing-in-agile

As part of The Virtual Summit, Saiff Solutions, yours truly, is sharing its knowledge on Managing Technical Writing Outsourcing in an Agile Environment on December 8, 2016 at 6pm EST. Register below, it’s free!

register-here-button

+7 More Habits of Highly Effective Technical Writers

Aug 3, 2016   //   by Barry Saiff   //   Blog, Evaluating Technical Writers, Managing Technical Writers, Outsourcing  //  No Comments

+7 Habits cover

Here is a list of the +7 more habits of highly effective technical writers. Adopt these habits to set yourself apart from other technical writers to become a strong leader.

  1. Be a customer advocate
  2. Advocate for process improvements
  3. Care about all customer-visible content
  4. Be an effective intrapreneur
  5. Know your audience
  6. Promote appropriate technical communications methodologies, gently
  7. Keep perspective and de-stress

Learn about the details as part of the STC-Sponsored 14 Habits of Highly Effective Technical Writers Slide Deck

You may also like:

February 2016 News

Feb 19, 2016   //   by Barry Saiff   //   Blog, Outsourcing  //  No Comments

The Saiff Solutions Family Continues to Grow!

Here’s what’s been going on this month.

New Hires

TW More Fun In PH

Yes, Technical Writing Is That Fun!

We’ve welcomed 3 more technical writers into the family and are looking to add more! At this time, only local Tagaytay, Philippines writers are eligible for hire. View our available positions here.

More Office Space

We’ve expanded our office space to accommodate our growing headcount.

Saiff Solutions Extended Office Layout

Current Projects

MadCap FrameMaker DocZone DITA

 

Our writing department is thrilled to use the latest industry technical writing tools including:

  • DocZone to author DITA content
  • Flare to author topic based content
  • Framemaker to convert Word documents into .fm files

New Brochure!

Nov 13, 2015   //   by Barry Saiff   //   Blog, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

We just published our new brochure! If you visited one of our booths at Information Development World 2015 or LavaCon 2015 you’ve seen it already. Now everyone has access to the new brochure online.

Here are links to the front and back view and the inside view:
– Front and back view
– Contents view

View our other marketing documents, including articles and case studies, here.

My Thoughts On Our New Office

Jul 13, 2015   //   by Barry Saiff   //   Blog, Outsourcing, Uncategorized  //  1 Comment

My name is Gaile, and I have been working as a writer here at Saiff Solutions since April 2014. We’ve learned a great deal from the various projects we’ve completed.

Gaile7-7-2015

To write well, we need a place without loud noise. Our old office had a lot of road noise. We spent one wonderful year in our old office, and I can say that the old office served us well. We were able to build extraordinary working relationships. We developed new skills and discovered incredible things. We had our share of ups and downs, which didn’t prevent us from enriching our skills. Everything can be learned if we just try. In fact, I am calling the old office “my training ground.” As our team is growing, a new, more comfortable office is just what we need!

We moved to the new office two weeks ago, and everybody was excited to be working in a new, bright environment. I was delighted and grateful when I first walked into the office. We no longer have to deal with excessive vehicle noise, and the smell of burnt rubber any more. (There was an automobile hose shop next to our old office.)

Our new office is very accessible. There is less traffic, and we are on the second floor, set back quite far from the road. This location is much better for writing. The brand new 2-storey building is surrounded with trees and tall grass. We like our warm, friendly neighbors who work at the salon next door. The tile flooring is quite shiny and the walls are painted white. We have a land line phone and a faster Internet connection. Overall, the new office is a great place to work in.

For me, every day is a new beginning, a new challenge, a new adventure. Spending the day working in an inviting, comfortable office is rewarding.

The Saiff Solutions family is stronger than ever!

See our new office!

– Gaile

Pages:12»

Saiff Solutions In The Media

- TechWhirl
- Nominated for 2015 Rice Bowl Asean Start Up

Click image to enlarge

Testimonials

“Barry [Saiff] has extensive experience both as a manager of technical writers and as a writer. As a manager, he is fair, encourages innovation, and is open to divergent points of view. As a writer, he can grasp very complex concepts and explain those concepts to end user through administrator audiences. Additionally, he has expert knowledge of all components of the documentation process, including corporate style guides, editing, writing, working with localization, and production. Barry is very much a people person and wherever he goes, he cultivates a large network of friendly yet professional relationships. He’s worked successfully with both on-site subject matter experts as well as those across the world. During my time working with Barry, he’s run a number of successful efforts to improve the usability of documentation. In one such case, he recruited a cross-functional team to overhaul the documentation based on the recommendations of this user-facing group of subject matter experts.”

Steve Anderson
Principal Technical Writer, Symantec
December 16, 2010

Read more testimonials here.