Category Archives: technical writing

Things Students Can Do to Prepare for a Technical Writing Career

This is directed toward my younger readers who are still attending school and seeking advice on things they can do now to be a technical writer once they’re done with their formal education (quick hint: your informal education never ends!). … Continue reading

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Balancing Work Load

It’s been a while since I talked about this, but as I get to closer to starting school, it’s important that I recall how to balance my work load to make sure everything gets done. My approach is not the … Continue reading

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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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Reading the Fine Print

I’ve put my home-hunting efforts on temporary hold. I’m not happy about it, but I learned a hard lesson in the power of the “fine print” on contracts. If you’ve been put into a position to help write a contract, … Continue reading

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Who Is the Technology For?

Among my various projects, I help a space advocacy group edit their conference papers from time to time. Being a Mars-focused organization, they tend to write papers about building settlements on the red planet. Recently, I recruited a friend into … Continue reading

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