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S5E7 Enhancing Tech Writing Workflows with Markdown and AI with Christopher Ward

Inside Tech Comm with Zohra Mutabanna

English - July 11, 2024 03:00 - 54 minutes - 37.7 MB - ★★★★★ - 8 ratings
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Are traditional documentation formats holding you back?

Join us as Christopher Ward offers a unique perspective on the future of technical communication. Discover how Markdown, with its straightforward syntax and open nature, can revolutionize the way technical writers and subject matter experts collaborate. Markdown simplifies collaboration by separating content from style, bridges the gap with developers, and aligns content creation with business goals. 

We also discussed the profound impact of artificial intelligence and generative AI on the field, underscoring the pivotal role that technical writers play in developing and enhancing AI models while recognizing the limitations of AI-generated content and the irreplaceable value that human technical writers bring to the table.
Tune in for actionable insights and strategies to elevate your technical communication game.

Markdown Demo

Demo of the technical writing process using Markdown at 39:38.


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Guest Bio

Christopher Ward is a dynamic professional with a diverse background spanning military intelligence, corporate sales, and strategic marketing. Education has always been a cornerstone of Christopher's journey. Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University, he demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a thirst for knowledge.

Christopher is a certified expert in Google Analytics, having earned certifications for both basic and advanced concepts. His proficiency in data analysis and digital marketing strategies has been instrumental in shaping successful campaigns and optimizing organizational performance. 

A prolific writer and presenter, Christopher has contributed articles to various Technical Documentation Magazines and has graced stages across the United States and Europe. With over 15 years in TechComm and 20 years as a business analyst, he brings a wealth of experience and insights to every endeavor. You can contact Christopher at [email protected].

Christopher is presenting at Lavacon. Use the discount code (Ward24), to get a $200 discount. 

Show Credits

Intro and outro music - Az
Audio engineer - RJ Basilio