Jul. 29, 2023

Four years in technical writing

This month marks four years since I began my first technical writing job.

Mar. 12, 2022

Automate changelog generation with standard-version

Hello, it’s been a while.

Lately, I’ve been researching and learning more about changelogs because I’m collaborating on a changelog template with another member in the Community docs working group. We plan to start with a changelog template and then develop a release notes template in the future.

Aug. 20, 2021

Setting up static sites with Netlify CLI and GitLab

Yesterday, I found myself in a bit of a conundrum. I migrated the repository for this site from GitHub to GitLab because I’ve been using GitLab lately and like it. Because I’m using a new Git provider, I needed to set up a new site from Git using Netlify’s UI. But every time I tried to deploy my site, I kept getting a “Looks like something went wrong!” error that really didn’t explain what was wrong.

Jun. 30, 2021

Templates, templates, and more templates

Several awesome things happened after I gave my talk at WTD 2021.

Jun. 14, 2020

Testing with Vale: Running Vale (Part 3)

In this last part of my Vale series, you’ll create a .vale.ini file, customize it, and apply styles to some Markdown prose.

May. 29, 2020

Testing with Vale: Configure the Vale CLI (Part 2)

Welcome to part two! In this part, you’ll learn how to configure the Vale CLI for your documentation needs. Before you dive into the tutorial, you need to learn a thing or two about the file that makes linting with Vale possible: the .vale.ini file.

If you didn’t read part one of the Vale CLI series, do that first!

May. 12, 2020

Testing with Vale: Install the Vale CLI (Part 1)

I’m writing a short series on how to install, configure, and run Vale to help your documentation stay consistent. In this first part, you’ll install the Vale CLI.