Tired of technical writing? Consider instructional design, product management, tech illustration, programming, or write the next great novel
I found Craig’s tweet interesting because it echoed something Aaron and I talked about a few years ago. Yes, it is possible to become tired of being a technical writer. I was at the point twice in my career.
- What to do when disaster strikes as you’re presenting
- One for the Word users: 10 steps to creating a numbered heading style
- The art of being profoundly simple. About blogging, but some lessons for tech comm in there
- A good article on creating user documentation that works
- Some great HTML 5 tips and techniques
by: Tristan Bishop
Dear Team #Techcomm — You are awesome. As in, worthy of awe. As in, amazing. Cool. Radical. Tubular. Or whatever word was in vogue when you were coming up. I’ve got many reasons for saying this, but I’ll stick to three:
1. You know stuff
Had you asked in third grade, very few of us would have announced our intention to grow up to be technical communicators. (OK, that’s none — not few). We had other plans — big plans. And we learned along the way.
Some of you were journalists, editors, professors or some other profound literary discipline. Some of you were programmers, sysadmins, QA managers, you name it. Some of you (like me) come from the creative arts — music, painting, sculpture, drama, etc.
We come to Team #Techcomm with a rich buffet of knowledge that has prepared us to embrace deep concepts and distill them into the nuggets that matter most.
- There is a cost if people can’t find content
- Is there garbage floating in your ocean of knowledge?
- Ivan Walsh on how to stop Word files from crashing
- A look at some tools to enable simple online collaboration of design and distribution of usability testing
- Eight tips for perfect presentation practice
- Ellis Pratt discusses connecting the online and offline customer experience