Category Archives: Technology

Wrapping Up 2020–At Last!

It’s that time again: the last post of the year, where I take stock of what’s been happening on this blog and in my peculiar technical communication career. If you don’t have time for the long version, the short version … Continue reading

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Handling Large Projects Remotely

I was asked to join a last-minute document push last week, and it was an interesting, in-the-moment case study of how to get a lot of work done by a lot of people in a remote-operation. Not everything went smoothly, … Continue reading

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Classroom Debrief: Pointers for Tech Writers Facing the Job Market in 2020

Thanks to my past thesis director, I connected with Marika Siegel, a technical writing professor at Michigan Technical University (MTU) who is using Heroic Technical Writing as a classroom reading assignment. On Monday I was a guest speaker for Marika’s … Continue reading

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Online Marketing

Marketing was a bit more straightforward in the previous century: you had newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV. Maybe billboards if you were feeling extravagant. Today, to get your message, product, or service in front of the people you expect to … Continue reading

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Sausage Making, Science, and Communicating About COVID-19

A few days ago, the following tweet crossed my Facebook feed, and I felt it worth writing about it in more detail here: Part of the reason the pandemic is so bad in US is because people who are never … Continue reading

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