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Metrics in Writing

Like many English majors, I am not a big fan of numbers, especially when it comes to my work. There are, however, constructive ways to apply metrics to your work as a technical communicator and get results that make everyone … Continue reading

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Requirements Writing at Home

Previously, I’ve discussed how technical writing skills can apply to vacation planning. There are other activities where a technical writer’s skills at organizing information and describing requirements also can apply, especially when you’re buying high-priced items such as vehicle or … Continue reading

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Space Writing: It’s About More Than Just Conference Papers!

Last week I received an email from a physics student named Curtis. He had a project for an English class dealing with writing cultures and wanted to understand the writing culture at NASA. Needless to say, he came to the … Continue reading

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Guest Speaking Summary: Starting Your Technical Writing Business

I was asked to be a guest Zoom speaker for the North Alabama chapter meeting of the Society for Technical Communication. My talk was on February 4. I was asked to speak about the process of starting your own business, … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Believe in What You’re Writing?

While some managers won’t want to hear or read this, it is entirely possible to do a job effectively without necessarily believing in the messages you’re required to write. However, there are side effects to operating this way, which is … Continue reading

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