Tech Writer This Week

Tech Writer This Week for February 7, 2013

As February tightens its sometimes snowy and frigid grip, TechWhirl continues to scour the web in search of interesting and relevant posts and articles about technical communication. Look for spreadability, stickiness, foodism, and walking away, among other great commentary on technical communication, user experience, and content strategy. Continue reading ...

Technical Communication Poll: Expected Career Directions

Of all the cool things about the technical communication profession, one of the coolest is the wide range of directions available to practitioners over the course of their careers. We've met highly successful strategists, specialists, developers, designers, writers, analysts and managers who plan, design, create and deliver technical communication content that supports every conceivable business objective. The titles vary and the scope covers an array of related fields, and the debate continues to rage. Continue reading ...

All About E-Readers

The publishing world is experiencing the same momentous change that hit the record industry a few years ago – the switch from physical to digital media. One thing I can say with confidence: technical writers are in a good position to take advantage of this revolution in publishing technology. E-book formats are very similar to online help formats, and the tools and techniques that we’ve learned over the years in producing online help and web-based documentation are easily adapted to working with e-books. Continue reading ...