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Gordon & Gordon is a partnership of two award-winning writers who specialize in technology, Gordon Graham and Manuel Gordon. Our clients hire us to explain complex products and to persuade demanding customers. And we share our many years of experience through practical, cost-effective consulting and training.


Our free downloads of Gordon & Gordon presentations and handouts are arranged here in chronological order.

Please scroll down until you reach the download you seek.

STC Montreal Chapter

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Gordon Graham gave a presentation on moving from technical writing to marketing communications to the STC Montreal chapter in February, 2003.

Click here for the 39-slide PDF (228 K)


SIGDOC Toronto Downloads


Manuel Gordon delivered a workshop and a paper at the SIGDOC conference in Toronto in October, 2002.


"What Programmers Really Want"

When a telecom hardware company needed help providing information to programmers using their new SDK, they turned to instructional designers to do a needs analysis. This paper provides fresh insights into how to make SDK documentation useful to very demanding programmers.

Click here for the 10-page paper in Word


STC Nashville Conference Downloads

STC 49th Conference logo     Gordon & Gordon gave a presentation and post-conference workshop at the Society for Technical Communication Conference in Nashville in May, 2002.

"Generating Reference Documentation for APIs and SDKs: the Ultimate in Single Sourcing"

Yes, you can pull comments from source code into reference documentation for APIs and SDKs. This demonstration shows you how.

Click here for 2-page summary in Word

Click here for 49 slides in PowerPoint


STC Chicago Conference Downloads

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Gordon & Gordon gave several presentations at the STC Chicago Conference in May, 2001. If you couldn't make it to a session, you can download our handouts here.

"The Art of the White Paper"

There are no rules. There are no standards.

But there sure are a lot of white papers to write!

Gordon & Gordon recently did some research into what makes a good white paper.

Click here for 1-page summary in Word

Click here for 11-page PDF

"Generating Reference Manuals from Comments in Code"

Documentation generation programs (DGPs) convert source code comments into reference documentation. This demonstration introduces DGPs, demonstrates how they work, and explains why they make sense for Application Program Interface (API) reference information.

Click here for 25 slides in PowerPoint

"Designing Web Sites for Technical Communication Firms"

This demonstration surveys Web sites of various technical communication firms and consultants. Presenters show the tradeoffs and find the best practices for technical communicators seeking to present themselves on the Web.

Click here for an article based on this presentation


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