Last updated on Sep 28, 2022
Mike Pope, Technical Editor at Google, joined us in this episode of Knowledgebase Ninja Podcast to share his three-decade-long technical documentation journey, his transition from a technical writer to a technical editor rising demand and the need for dedicated technical editors for the documentation industry. Check out all the other episodes here.
“The Joy of Cooking” is a cookbook written back in 1931 by Irma S. Rombauer. Mike acknowledges the innovative explanations, clear procedures, extended notes, warnings, and effective user illustrations of this cookbook has helped him a great deal in his technical writing career.
Mike wishes his younger self knew that people don’t read the documentation but scan through it searching for a particular piece of information that solves their immediate problem; so he could’ve written a lot less but targeted.