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What Strategies Can Technical Writers Use to Cope with Stress?

In Part One of this article, we defined stress as occurring when we perceive outside demands as being greater than our resources to cope. We noted that an informal poll conducted on the TECHWR-L site and ratings in the Jobs Rated Almanac indicated that technical writers in general experience a moderate to medium level of stress in their work environment. Part Two offers some practical suggestions for increasing your ability to cope with each of these categories of stressors. Continue reading ...

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What Do Technical Writers Find Stressful?

Editor’s Note: The following piece by Warren Singer is part of our collection of “classics”–articles that stand the test of time no matter how many technologies come and go. We thought ten years would be a good mile marker to see if the things that stressed us in 2001 have changed. We invite you to have a read and then take part our "anniversary poll." Continue reading ...