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Using Git For Technical Writing

14 Apr 2023
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The Git version control system is a feasible solution for working and collaborating on technical documentation projects regardless of their scale and number of resources.

In this blog post, we'll look into why technical writers should use Git and how various technical writing workflows can be accomplished using the Git distributed version control system.

Definition of Git taken from Wikipedia:

"Git is a distributed version control system that tracks changes in any set of computer files, usually used for coordinating work among programmers collaboratively developing source code during software development. Its goals include speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows (thousands of parallel branches running on different systems). (wiki)."

So, since Git was originally intended for developers, why did technical writers start using it and why is it a good idea for technical writers to use it?