Suppose I decide to go full speed ahead with technical writing. Where do I go from here? If I do decide to stay in this field, I'd probably get involved with some open-source documentation projects (to build a portfolio, since the stuff I'm writing now is owned by my company), create a...

By 1941, thanks to funds from the WPA , the school was enlarged and opened its doors as the Central Needle Trades High School. The focus remained on a curriculum geared towards vocational training such as sewing and machine work, and to attaining jobs in New York's Garment Center. Mr. Blank...

Did anyone else skim books in high school or skip them altogether? I want to make a real-world-high-school-reading-list based on everyone's "favorites." So let me know what your favorite book (or two) in high school! xoxo PS I'm really hoping that I wasn't the only one who cut corners on...

While most schools send kids to detention for making a risqué outfit choice, one school in Utah took matters into their own hands, heavily editing yearbook photos that didn't meet their decency standards. Adding sleeves, raising cuts, and erasing tattoos, the Wasatch High School staff...

In the comments, one of you asked us to make some suggestions for high school grads, and because we like to consider ourselves a full-service blogging operation here, we felt compelled to oblige. Almost any huge life change – graduation, moving to a new city, having a baby – impacts the way a...

But mostly you have the same potential to write and publish content. With technical writing, I'd like to see help authoring companies move towards similar models: offer a freely hosted solution in the cloud, but also offer a self-installation solution. Let users choose. Now here's the...

Recently a fellow tech writer tweeted the following: Just taught my first Zumba class! If I were tomjohnson, I'd find a creative way to tie this to techcomm. Any good ideas? I realize that I sometimes come across as zealous about technical writing. This is how I've branded my online...

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg Star in Mac & Devin Go to High School Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa have just unveiled the trailer to their upcoming July 3 film, Mac & Devin Go to High School. Having played supporting roles in films before, the upcoming project should be nothing new to the veteran...

Every so often someone asks me if they should get a graduate degree in technical writing. Penelope Trunk has a controversial post in which she argues that graduate degrees aren't necessarily smart business decisions. Graduate schools can be an environment that removes you from the world of...

I'm a fan of switching things up! If you don't want to wear a dress to your high school reunion, consider a jumpsuit. It's a great alternative to a party dress. Don't be afraid of color! It's easy to choose a black jumpsuit so instead experiment with a different color like this blue one from...

 

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