I have broken down my review into 2 parts, as I wanted to show you several looks that you can achieve with these lacquers, and so today I present you with part 1. The three polishes I refer to as "the darks" include ‘Lightning Bolt' – a crisp white, ‘Cracked Concrete' – a dolphin grey and...

As in the first part of my review on the Crackle Glazes, I bring you three looks you can achieve, depending on what base shade you choose: subtle, tone-on-tone and contrasting. All swatches are with Sèche Natural base coat, two coats of lacquer and Essie's Good To Go top coat. First up is...

Part 2 of my review on China Glaze's ‘Anchors Away Collection' consists of four shades I refer to as the ‘brights', for obvious reasons! As with part 1 reviewed here , I cannot help but be completely impressed with the formula on all these polishes; easy flowing, self-leveling and quick...

Big Nails' (review forthcoming) , I bring you my final instalment of OPI's The texas Collection (the first two parts I reviewed can be found here and here ) . The three lacquers I bring you today, are in a word: luscious. Brings to mind those cool, shiny popsicles and much like those frozen...

dissertation and sorting through information from dozens of books, assessing the arguments and data, devising experiments to validate or dismiss ideas. Not only do technical writers gather and absorb large amounts of turbulent information, they have to distill it into a straightforward...

In many ways, companies value what they want to hire. If you review job postings, companies want to hire technical writers to create documentation for their products, not content strategists or content experience influencers. For example, a typical description for a tech writer requires a...

"Promoting User Advocacy to Shift Technical Communication Identity and Value". Technical Communication, Volume 64, Number 4, November 2017. Neilson, Gary; Martin, Karla; Powers, Elizabeth. "The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution."Harvard Business Review, June 2008. Peterson, Emily...

As such, arguments about value based on usage fall short. Tech comm must seek for additional forms of value to tip the balance. Note: 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...

However, information flow alone is too tenuous of a value to attribute to technical writers, and probably only applies to large organizations. Note: This is part IV in a five-part essay. Read the previous section, Part III: Determining value through usage before diving in here. Our...

ROI, which is impractical to measure, but from the perceived value by many groups within the company that use the documentation. But even though documentation has value from perceived usage, it might not have more value relative to other organizational resources that are also used. As such,...

 

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