Writing, reviewing, updating and improving the program's extensive help documentation in-program, in print and online is an on-going project for Brinkmeyer and the others on the documentation team. She also sits on committees that are tasked with improving help systems across the board and ensuring consistency. Though Brinkmeyer went through an intensive training program and had to learn several new applications, the fact that she is not a programmer or engineer serves her well as a tech writer.
October 18, 2006
Interview w/April Brinkmeyer
The Austin American-Statesman recently interviewed a co-worker of mine, April Brinkmeyer. She is a technical writer for the LabVIEW core product. Here's a snippet: