Andrew Etter

I write developer documentation at Amazon and am the bestselling author of Modern Technical Writing.


Basic Writing Tips

14 Jun 2018

Common issues and solutions.

The Japanese Games Renaissance

30 Apr 2018

What happened?

Measuring Success

26 Apr 2018

How can we make our assessments more quantitative?


23 Apr 2018

The well-intentioned trap.


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Write the Docs Ottawa — 28 May 2019
STC San Francisco — 15 May 2019
Write the Docs South Bay — 27 Sep 2018
STC San Francisco — 16 May 2018
STC Silicon Valley — 19 Mar 2018
STC Dallas — 24 Jan 2018
10-Minute Tech Comm — 21 Jan 2018
STC Silicon Valley — 23 Jan 2017
Write the Docs San Francisco — 17 Nov 2016


I use lightweight markup and static site generators to create easy-to-maintain software documentation. Tools I like: Markdown, reStructuredText, AsciiDoc, Jekyll, Sphinx, Hugo, Sass, JavaScript, Python, Lunr, Elasticsearch, and Git.