With the help of props, prosthetics, wigs and of course, makeup, MAC transforms artist Cindy Sherman into three different characters for the upcoming three-part MAC x Cindy Sherman Color Collection. The first part of the collection is my favorite and features cool blues, grays and purples for...

With its wearable pink and nude shades for eyes, lips and cheeks, part three of the MAC x Cindy Sherman Color Collection is for those are too color-shy for dark/bright colors. US Launch Date: September 29, 2011 Mineralize Skinfinish ($28) • Lightscapade – Soft candlelit beige with...

Just like the promo picture, part two of the upcoming MAC x Cindy Sherman Color Collection comes with a variety of bold colors for the eyes and lips. US Launch Date: September 29, 2011 Pigment ($20) • Neo-Orange – Intense neon salmon (matte) • Magenta Madness – Intense neon blue pink...

: This is part III in a three-part essay. Read the previous section, Part II: Past research on tech writer value before diving in here. Now that we've explored some of the research on the topic of a technical writers' value, let's move toward the first part of our argument: Documentation...

gd2md-html is a Google Docs add-on that will convert your Google Doc content into either Markdown or HTML. This tool provides a much-needed converter that enables you to use Google Docs as a platform for content development without manually reformatting the content when you're ready to publish...

The task of simplifying complexity can only be achieved by leveraging many perspectives across groups; thus, focusing on simplifying complexity will also achieve goals around enabling information flow and improving the customer experience. Note: This is part VI in a seven-part essay. Read...

Additionally, despite the good fit of docs to influence the customer experience, companies still primarily want someone to write clear docs, not necessarily someone to address the customer experience. Note: This is part V in a five-part essay. Read the previous section, Part IV: Enabling...

Tech writers should promote their knowledge assets across organizational lines by enabling information flow and by bringing the right people together for conversations. These interactions will also help inform us about needs in the documentation. Measuring our value through metrics is...

In this essay, I explore arguments for the value of documentation and technical writers in an organization. Although metrics usually fall short as a way to measure value, documentation's value can be established in part through usage. Technical writers can also contribute value by enabling...

Hughes depicts this knowledge creation as follows: Hughes explains that much of the knowledge inside an organization is tacit, meaning so innate that the engineers assume everyone knows it; this tacit information "enables acts of unconscious competence." On the other end of the stick, users...

 

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