communication? After all is said and done, I think my greatest passion is learning new things, sharing what I know with others, and teaching technical communication skills to others. I really enjoy that learning-teaching dialectics. So I guess it's not a coincidence that I do have a...

) Some technical communicators may disagree with me on this, but I am a strong believer in not specializing in one tool or industry. I have seen many technical communicators work themselves out of a career during the past 20 years from specializing narrowly. I have survived as a freelancer...

Whether or not I am actually more innovative in comparison to other technical communicators remains to be proven. However, I have tried a variety of things on my blog: podcasts, screencasts, WordPress training/consulting, videocasts, video interviews, audio interviews, series posts,...

So why choose Southern Polytechnic's online graduate programs in technical communication and information design and communication? Because we've been in the "business" of teaching online for years, so we have the hard stuff down, and our MS degree has been around since 1988–yikes! Almost...

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...

The following is a guest post by Akshay Bardia, a technical writer in Mumbai, India. Akshay Bardia Technical communicators work odd hours of the day as we cater to clients in different parts of the world. So, you could find yourself yawning on the Tokyo shift, worrying about the traffic on...

A while ago Cory Lebson, a seasoned user experience consultant, invited me to write a section on technical communication as part of his upcoming UX Careers Handbook. The book was just published and is now available for order. In this post I also include the section I contributed. Here's the...

Sanborn Hodgkins gave a presentation to the STC Silicon Valley chapter called Shape of a Modern Technical Communication Organization on April 18. In the presentation, she highlights the variety of roles — editor, videographer, information architect, content strategist, manager, writer, tools...

The February 2016 issue of the Technical Communication Journal (an academic journal containing scholarly articles about technical communication) contains a article well worth reading titled Structured Authoring without XML: Evaluating Lightweight DITA for Technical Documentation, by Carlos...

. However, a technical communication degree or certificate isn't necessary to get a job in technical writing. If you're not in a life situation where education fits easily into your schedule and pocketbook, don't worry about it. Few professional technical writers have degrees or certificates...

 

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