First Time for Everything

My new company does new software releases every 60 days. As part of the development team, technical writers participate in that cycle, putting out new documentation simultaneously with each new release. Release day, as you can imagine, is a busy day for everyone. Technical writers are making sure everything is documented correctly, all the pages are updated that need to be, and nothing was broken while making those changes. 
Then, too, the release can’t actually happen until 6 pm, to ensure it doesn’t interfere with any users. Even though technical writing could probably put out the updated documentation a few hours earlier, they choose not to. Everyone stays and does the release, and then does all the checks to confirm it all went OK, starting after 6 pm. Continue Reading >>