Introduction to API tech writing – upcoming webinar
On Wednesday February 11th, US EST (that’s Thursday here in Australia), I’m presenting a webinar about API technical writing. It’s the first in a series on API technical writing from the Society for Technical Communication. I’d love it if you could join me online.
The role of API technical writer is exciting, rewarding, and challenging. I’ve been working as a full-time API writer for 18 months now, and I love it!
APIs are a hot topic in our field, and technical writers with the skills to document them are in high demand. Many technical writers are keen to know more about the role, but it can be hard to find information. Sometimes there’s so much information that it’s difficult to know where to start. In presenting this webinar, my aim is to give you a good idea of the role of API technical writer, and some excellent starting points to explore the world of APIs.
Details of the webinar
Title: Introduction to API Technical Writing.
Date and time: Wednesday, 11 February 2015, at 2pm EST (GMT-5) – that’s 6am on Thursday here in Sydney!
Duration: One hour.
Fees and registration/signup: Please refer to the STC announcement: Part 1 in API Series: Introduction to API Technical Writing.
The session covers the following topics:
- What an API is and does.
- Introduction to the role of API technical writer and our audience.
- Overview of the types of developer products we may be asked to document – APIs and others.
- Examples of good API documentation.
- The components of API documentation, and the technical writer’s role in the creation of each component.
- A day in the life of an API technical writer.
- Tips on getting started in the role.
Here’s a link to the slides on SlideShare: API Technical Writing.
More in the STC’s webinar series on API technical writing
Following on from my introductory webinar, the next two sessions in the STC’s series have already been announced. In episode 2, Ed Marshall talks about documentating Java and C++ APIs. In episode 3, Joe Malin describes how to write effective code samples.
I hope to “see” you at the webinar!
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