About Us

INKtopia Limited owns and operates four online properties: TechWhirl, TechWhirl Jobs, TechWhirl Community Forums, and TechWhirl Email Archives.  All of these properties are dedicated to providing clear and concise information to business and technical communicators, and those interested in learning about the content industry.

TechWhirl.com

Magazine

Think of the magazine side of TechWhirl.com as NPR’s Morning Edition meets Pirate Radio. Our tech comm, content management and customer experience management features and columns cover the full ecosystem of technical communications and organizational content—planning and analysis, design, user experience, content strategy, knowledge management, production and evaluation—in the full range of online and traditional media across a wide array of industries. TechWhirl draws from the best thought leaders and communicators in the industry to deliver columns on a wide range of topics from diverse perspectives. Our aim is to provide both interesting content for the day and the best resource for keeping up with trends and issues that matter to content professionals. Read more about TechWhirl Magazine >>

Research Portals

The TechWhirl Portals provide clear and unbiased information on the content creation industry to assist people in their decision making process as well as a good resource for writers to reference when  needed.  To help people understand the concepts and processes of this complex field, the Portals offer foundational articles, how-to guides, templates and samples, and decision support tools, together under a set of portal categories that cross industries, roles and experience levels. Research Portal content has a remarkably long “shelf life” with information that content professionals refer to again and again.

Business Expo

The TechWhirl Business Expo is an online version of a conference vendor expo without the high-cost exhibit fees or time-limited exposure to attendees. The Expo serves as a great companion to the Research Portals, where people can explore vendor offerings related to the reference and decision support information on key topics. Learn more about the TechWhirl Business Expo >>

News

Tech Comm News strives to cover the vibrant and always changing tech comm and content creation community. We monitor news feeds, social media, and vendor and PR sites to bring our readers news on products, personnel, research, trends, and more … because we understand importance of keeping our community ahead of the curve. Learn more about TechWhirl’s Tech Comm News >>

TechWhirl Community Forums &

Our Community Forums represent our newest resource for professionals to explore that world by joining discussions and asking questions about Content Management, Customer Experience Management and Technical Communications. All comments on TechWhirl.com are also available on our Forum, as are the articles that generated them. The forum serves as a place to start a conversation or ask a question of the wider community. Continue Reading >>

TECHWR-L Email Discussion List

The TECHWR-L Email Discussion List originated in 1993 and engages more than 3,000 technical communicators who ask, answer, argue, discover, defend, and lurk on topics that matter most to technical writers and content developers across the business landscape.

TechWhirlers benefit from an open, 24/7 resource not hindered by company firewalls or website policies so when they ask a question, they’re certain to get an answer.  The volume of posts and emails is brisk, and advertisers will find a click-through rate nothing short of remarkable via the daily premium email and individual message/digest advertising.

As of today, the our Forums and Email List are separate, but we anticipate seeing them merge in early 2014. Continue to TEC HWR-L.Com to register for our Email List>>

Tech Comm Jobs

TechWhirl’s Tech Comm Jobs, the Job Board for technical communicator, is geared to put talented, qualified technical communications professionals of all experience levels together with the organizations who need them.  Tech Comm Jobs is built by technical communicators, managed by technical communicators, and will always be for technical communicators.

In our perfect world, every Technical Communicator is working in an exciting and interesting job. They are a great fit for the organization and are providing easy to understand information to those who use their content. Our board focuses on tech comm and related fields, so if you’re trying to find an engineer, developer or accountant, we wish you luck but this isn’t your place.  Learn more about TechWhirl’s Tech Comm Jobs Site >> | Submit a Job 

The TECHWR-L Archives

The TECHWR-L Archives date to the very first post to the Email Discussion List back in 1993, and can often answer questions before they’re ever asked on the community forums and email discussion list.  TechWhirlers average around 6 to 10 years of experience so there isn’t much they haven’t seen, and it’s recorded in the archives which number over 400,000 messages on all things technical writing. Support the 20,000 + visitors who use the TECWR-L archives to find an obscure reference, develop a great business case, troubleshoot a tool issue and research the history of this ever-changing field.  Learn more about TechWhirl’s Email Archives >>