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Get to know your technical writer

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

So you work at a big hi-tech company and you have questions. Lots of questions. But your manager is in yet another meeting and your deadline is looming. Who do you turn to? Why, your friendly, neighbourhood technical writer of course. Here’s why: 1.       Your technical writer may have written a 500 page manual on […]

Tags: documentation · technical writing · working

Eleven ways to sell technical writing

October 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

I say eleven, because Ben Minson came up with this excellent list of seven plus four more on his blog, Gryphon Mountain. His list gives reasons why a company should hire a technical writer. Check it out if you need to justify your existence or if nobody has fought through the cobwebs to your cubicle […]

Tags: documentation · marketing · technical writing

Want to write for Wired?

October 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Wired magazine has some interesting pieces this month. Well, every month is pretty good, but writers might appreciate this behind-the-scenes look at how an article is assigned, written, edited, and designed. You can  read the email correspondence between author and editor, and get an idea of how to pitch your story idea to a magazine. […]

Tags: documentation · freelancing · technical writing · writing

What I do

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

I thought it was high time for an update on the first two weeks of my contract. As I alluded to previously, the project I’m working on right now involves the design of a new phone. It’s a complex system with many components, and is rather hush-hush at the moment so I can’t really elaborate […]

Tags: documentation · employment · technical writing

DocTrain Day 3 – Content choreographers unite

May 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

DocTrain chugged along today and picked up some speed with a heavy emphasis on social media. As with yesterday’s post, I’ll give you the skinny and the slides on each presentation as well my pick for ‘what’s hot’. Great people, good food, and leading-edge content. Kudos to the organizers and to the Marriott Pinnacle for […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · documentation · productivity · technical writing