Andrea J. Wenger

Andrea Wenger is a senior technical writer at Schneider Electric with 17 years’ experience in technical communication. The author of a column on grammar and style for Carolina Communiqué, she has presented numerous programs at local and international events of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). She is president of the STC Carolina Chapter, Communications Manager of the Technical Editing Special Interest Group (SIG), and a member of the Community Affairs Committee. Active on social media, she blogs at WriteWithPersonality.com and tweets under the handle @andreajwenger.

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Discovering Your Natural Writing Process: Extraversion vs. Introversion in Technical Writing

Accuracy and precision are critical to the success of a technical communicator. Your goal is to get the material right. But when you’re drafting content, the desire to get it right can keep you from getting it written. Drafts are the time for experimentation, for getting the material out of your head and into the authoring software. Awareness of your natural writing process—either the introverted or the extraverted—allows you to make the most of the draft and revision stages of technical writing. Continue reading ...