Maybe it’s just March, we all seem to be dealing with a bit of madness (go Rams!) so it seems an appropriate subject for this week’s technical communication recap. Whether you’re fitting your regular work in around checking your NCAA brackets, or being admirable professionals who prioritize the tech comm work first, you had a lot to keep your eyes on this week.
Craig Cardimon served admirably as Whirler extraordinaire, curating a great set of tech comm, content management and UX blog posts in Tech Writer This Week (for those of you who asked, we use Storify to curate TWTW, and it doesn’t always play nicely with all the browsers and configurations out there), and providing a review of Notepad++, the highly regarded open source tool. And we’re happy to have had Geoff Hart educating us on Ten Design Principles.
It was an especially busy week on the email discussion list with lively debates on time spent on core tasks, the challenge of hiring technical communicators with or without testing, state of the job market, tips for using Microsoft Word, and term suggestions. As Reshma Pednse put it so succinctly, “Thank you, for an excellent week on Techwr-l. From writing and editing tests to correcting formatting in Word, it’s been time well spent here:)” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves…
Have a great weekend!
-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
Technical Communication News:
- Empathica Launches New Social Features for Customer Experience Managers
- US Consumers Ditch Brand Loyalty for Personalized Service
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