Help Authoring Forums

Help Authoring Communities

On this page we have a collection of online forums and discussion groups where you can communicate with other help authoring professionals.

Technical Writing World

A social network for technical writers.

Link: http://technicalwritingworld.com/forum

HATT

6750+ members

A HATT mailing list on help authoring tools and techniques and related topics.

Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HATT/

On-line Help systems

1211+ members

A forum for discussing MS Visual Studio 7/8/9 Help authoring related issues

Link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MSHelp2/info?referrer=HATT

DITA users group is a Public Group with 4057 members

4050+ members

The dita-users group is dedicated to supporting users of DITA, covering everything from very general to very advanced topics.

Link: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dita-users/info

Apple-Help-Authoring

A mailing list pertaining to issues developing and implementing Apple Help technologies, including Help Viewer and Help Tags. This list is for engineers, designers, and authors of third-party help systems.

Link: https://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/apple-help-authoring

TECHWR-L

Online community on technical communication.

Link: http://community.techwhirl.com

Technical Writer Forum

23 500+ members

A forum to discuss trends and issues affecting technical writers and the technical communications world.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=112571

Agile Technical Writers

7 500+ members

Agile Technical Writers is for technical writers, information developers, online help authors, and instructional developers.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1115987

Writing & Writer Jobs, Freelance & Technical Writer Jobs

44 000+ members

Get Latest Collection Of Writing & Writer Jobs, Freelance & Technical Writer Jobs,Medical Writing Jobs, Content Writer

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3428023

Technical Writer

11 500+ members

This group is founded to provide knowledge based training about technical writing and document writing.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1086137

Technical Writer in Action

5 450+ members

The latest trends in technical communication.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/grps?gid=3711598

Documentation and Technical Writing Management

19 500+ members

Group for Documentation and TechnicalWriting Managers to share information on the latest trends and innovations.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2632674

TC in Europe

1150+ members

A group for technical communicators in Europe.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3084676

Help File Developers

1 008+ members

Technical writers using RoboHelp, Document X, HelpStudio, Captivate, Madcap Flare and other HTML editing applications.

https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2572009

IT Tech Writers

3 450+ members

A group for technical writers who mostly write about hardware or software.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2102550

API Documentation

2 197+ members

API Documentation is a LinkedIn community for professional Programmers & Technical Writers who write API Documentation.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3709151

Technical Writers Page

1430+ subscribers

The intent of this page is to provide Tech Writers with a way to share information and ideas about Technical Writing. Anybody with an interest in Technical Writing can use this page as a way to find useful links to resources and gather information.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/officialTechnicalWritersPage/info/?tab=page_info

Microsoft WinHelp and HTML Help authoring systems forum

2339+ members

Professional forum and technical support for computer/IT pros for Microsoft: WinHelp and HTML Help authoring systems. Includes problem solving collaboration tools.

Link: http://www.tek-tips.com/threadminder.cfm?pid=764

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