Only a few years ago, programming and technical writing used to be entirely different activities, but the increasing sophistication of documentation tools means that the technical author has to be, to some extent, a programmer. The transition from technical author to programmer is roughly something like this.
For example, suppose you want to write My name is Mike. In HTML you would enclose the text between paragraph tags like this:
Updated December 2004
Mike Gascoigne, Write_on
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