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Heroic Restraint in the Presence of Excess Noise

Note: Some minor edits/changes have been made to the original post. There is a serious misperception among non-writers that the writing process can be turned on and off at a moment’s notice and that it can be interrupted by conversation … Continue reading

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What Does Professionalism Look Like?

Note: This post has been edited slightly from its original version. One of the things they don’t teach in university technical writing class (but maybe should) is office etiquette, what I would call professionalism. Schools teach intellectual/technical skills and assume … Continue reading

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Reader Response: Is Technical Writing FUN?

In going back through the “On This Day” feature on my Facebook page, I discovered that I’d forgotten to respond to a suggestion from my mentor Dede (D2) that I talk about things that are fun or eye-popping about technical … Continue reading

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Distractions

Depending on the sensitivity of your work and the time when it’s due, distractions in the workplace can mildly inconvenience or seriously disturb your work. Unfortunately, they can be inevitable unless you spend your day in a soundproofed room. Your … Continue reading

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Calling the IT Department

We’ve all had those days: the network is doing something strange; an application you use every day suddenly decides to reject your password; or you’re trying something new and the system just isn’t accepting it. If you’re a dedicated techie, … Continue reading

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