Tech Writer This Week for September 20, 2012

Tech Writer This Week for September 20, 2012 – TechWhirl

TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.

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Tom Johnson (idratherbewriting.com) sure is a busy guy. He keeps me hopping with his posts! In a thematically related double-shot in Tech Comm, Tom has some tips for keeping scripts fluid when recording video tutorials. In a second post, Tom then goes on to wonder why speech is difficult for writers. Then Ugur Akinci (technicalcommunicationcenter.com) explains why “documentation plan” has two different meanings.

As we wander into User Experience, Delia Rusu (uxmatters.com) says you don’t need a title to be a UX professional. Koen AT Claes (uxmag.com) believes we should concentrate not on experience, but on the memory of an experience. And John Liang (fastcodesign.com) tells us why good design is really a bottom-line investment.

Peering over the fence into Content Curation, Kylie Jane Wakefield (contently.com) offers a post on how content creators can keep on as society goes mobile and leaves desktops behind.

We wrap this week with two Top Seven lists. In Career and Life, Susan Adams (forbes.com) offers seven ways to perfect your resume, and Luke Clum (designmodo.com) supplies seven essential tools for freelancers, especially freelance designers.

Tech Comm
Keeping Scripts Fluid When Recording Video TutorialsOne of the first tasks in creating video tutorials involves writing a script. In informal situations, you can simply use an outline or wi…
How Can Speech Be Hard for Writers?One question I’ve often wondered is how technical writers can feel so comfortable stringing together words on paper but be completely ina…
Two Different Meanings of "Documentation Plan" | Technical Communication Center© Ugur Akinci There are TWO different varieties of "Documentation Plan"s. The first definition of "Documentation Plan" is a rather narrow…
User Experience
You Don’t Need a Title to Be a UX Professional :: UXmattersBy Delia Rusu "You don’t need to have the title of a UX professional or consultant to make a contribution in the field of user experience…
Should We Focus on User Experience? | UX MagazineIn the next seven minutes or so, this article hopes to convince you that our current notion of UX design mistakenly focuses on experience…
Why Good Design Is Finally A Bottom Line InvestmentNoteThe Innovation by Design Awards on October 16 will celebrate the controversial ideas, new products, business ventures, and wild ideas…
Content Curation
Going Mobile: How Content Creators and Company Can Keep UpThe glory days of desktops and centralized Internet are over. Mobile devices have taken over. Smartphone access is booming around the wor…
Career and Life
Seven Ways To Perfect Your Resume – Forbessee photosClick for full photo gallery: Seven Ways to Perfect Your Résumé The toughest thing about putting together a résumé? Figuring ou…
7 Essential Tools for Freelance DesignersThere are many reasons why you probably became a freelance designer. Perhaps you started freelancing right out of school, picturing a lif…

Craig Cardimon

Craig Cardimon wears many hats and loves all of them -- technical communicator, content curator, and freelance copywriter. In his not-so-copious spare time, he reads, writes, runs on the local trail, and watches way too much "retro" TV.

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