I received the following question from a graduate student doing research in technical writing: Right now I am working on some research with some other students, trying to determine whether technical writing should begin to be integrated more in high school level English classes so that when...

Currently, he's as a Technical Lead at 3di Poland, a co-admin of Techwriter.pl, and a trainer for ITCQF. Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox. I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. Topics I write about on this blog include technical writing,...

Recently, I was interviewed by Felcia Gopaul for a podcast on technical writing as part of a series by College Funding Source on careers. Felicia has a goal of interviewing 100 professionals in 100 different careers. This interview, as you can guess, is about being a technical writer. You can...

you can also watch a similar presentation Andrew gave to the Write the Docs San Francisco meetup here. Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox. Powered by ZipRecruiter I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. Topics I write about on this blog include...

A graduate student is collecting information about technical writers and blogging. For more information, see her explanation below and then take the survey (it's short): My name is Michelle, and I am a first-year Master's student studying Technical Communication. Currently, I am working on a...

writers who also do some of this work while mentoring student writers in the process. The biggest limitation of student work, as any instructor knows, is the academic semester, however. So, my students would work on their repair guides all semester in various stages, from learning about...

Any good ideas? I realize that I sometimes come across as zealous about technical writing. This is how I've branded my online persona. And sure enough, although I don't participate in Zumba, after reading the tweet I couldn't help but consider the possible parallels between tech comm and...

Cherryleaf has an informative article about technical writing in the cloud. Ellis Pratt writes, There are a number of reasons why a Technical Author might want to use a cloud-based application. The first reason is cost. Instead of purchasing an application, cloud-based applications are...

I recently received a comment from a reader who sent me a wish list for technical writing tools. Sam from Canada writes, Hi Tom, I've been enjoying your posts along with Mark Baker's. You both have good points about technical writing trends. I could be totally wrong, but maybe it's not the...

These are the 10 most frequently asked questions about technical writing: In general, learn markup and style languages more than a specific tool, since languages have a more widespread application than specific tools. The most useful markup and style languages are HTML, XML, and CSS. You...

 

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