Category Archives: technical writing

Coronavirus, Technical Writing, and You

I was hoping to avoid this, but the worldwide coronavirus situation has required me to address its effect(s) on technical communicators. I’ll try to keep this short and to the point.

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What Are You Forgetting?

Today’s post is a reminder that checklists are a great tool for completing your work. I’ve had more than one occasion where a forgotten task was remembered as soon as I hit “Send” on an email. Don’t let this happen … Continue reading

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Service Review: Hello Fresh

Someone in the reading audience is probably asking, “How on EARTH can a review of a meal delivery service relate to technical writing?” To which I would say: 1) You know me by now, I’ll find a way; and 2) … Continue reading

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Tech Writing Questions from a High School Robotics Team, Part 2

A year ago or so, my fiction-writing buddy Ciara Knight‘s high-school-aged son sent me some questions about my career as a professional technical communicator for his FIRST Robotics  competition. This year, the Eagle Robotics team is still at it, and they … Continue reading

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The Art Behind Technical Writing

Just as engineering can be part art and part science, so too can technical writing be a mix of disciplines. The scientific part, of course, would be the facts: ensuring that the content is described accurately and precisely using correct … Continue reading

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