Author Archives: Fionn

11 More Chat-GPT Prompt Writing Tips for Technical Summaries

If you’ve followed the previous steps, you should good technical summary. You should have saved a considerable amount of time, especially if you fed Chat-GPT with material from different documents, spreadsheets, and notes. I suspect doing this by hand would take considerably longer.
Here are some other ways you can get Chat-GPT to improve the quality of the summary.

How to Write CHAT-GPT Prompts to Create Technical Summaries

Let’s now look at how to write the actual prompt to summarize the text.
After you’ve uploaded the material to Chat-GPT/Claude/Poe, you must write a prompt (actually a series of prompts as can refine the summary results as you progress).
The simplest way to do this is to ask Chat-GPT how to create summaries, which is what I did.

User Story – Writing Guidelines and Checklists

In this week’s technical writing tutorial, we look at how to write a user story. You can use these guidelines and checklists to refine your user stories, expand the material to help your readers understand the scenario, allow developers to code the requirement, and testers to ensure it meets the acceptance criteria. Let’s get started.

Quality Assurance Plan Template in MS Word/Excel

Looking for a Quality Assurance Plan template? We’ve spent most of the week polishing this fella and now he’s ready for prime time. See what you think. Quality Assurance Plan Template This template pack includes a 39-page Quality Assurance Plan Template in MS Word, an Audit checklist and Schedule Forms, and 7 Excel spreadsheets. You […]

MadCap Flare: How to Update Stylesheets

In the Madcap world of Flare (yes, I promise never to say that again), you can use stylesheets to give your tech docs a real edge. For me, styles are one of the hidden secrets in Flare. So, if you plan to publish your tech docs to PDF, Web, or HTML5, a crash course in CSS […]

MadCap Flare: Conditional Text 101

Conditional text is one of those writing tactics technical writers love to talk about… but never seem to use. It’s a shame as conditional tagging can save you a lot of time, especially if you have technical documents which share 90% of the content but the other 10% needs to be tweaked for each release. […]