Release Notes: The Expert Perspective

Sujeet Pathak, Senior Product Manager, Amoeboids in conversation with Chauntain Shields, Sr. Technical Writer, Microsoft

Release Notes- The Expert Perspective

Sujeet Pathak,in conversation with Chauntain Shields, Microsoft

Release notes are the perfect way for companies to be honest about their development efforts and transparent with their customers. Also, release notes help you stand out from the competition by showcasing your latest releases intuitively and easily to the users. Generally, technical writers play an essential role while crafting these release notes. Watch this video series for insights on release notes and technical writing.

Video Brief-

In this video, Sujeet Pathak, our senior product manager, interviews Chauntain Shields, a senior technical writer at Microsoft. Shields shares her journey in technical writing and enjoys organizing information and making it understandable to different audiences. The most significant change Shields has seen in technical writing is the shift from pure technical writing to diverse roles, including content development and video creation. She also shares that the technical writer’s role is to organize the information in a coherent format that makes sense for the content and audience. According to her, the release notes process is integrated with the product development and management process through deadlines for drafts. Watch this video to learn more about this conversation.