Boat Notes

Getting the details from the SME on the project, wood, pitch, warnings, specifications and regulations. All part of what a tech writer has to do to meet the needs of the PM and the Client. Continue reading ...

Say Yes to Googlenopes

If you Google the word Googlenope, you will either have hours of fun or be mildly offended, but that’s not the point of this article. (Go ahead, I’ll wait… okay, welcome back.) Instead, I’d like to point out a few ways in which Googlenopes can be a useful tool in technical writing. Continue reading ...

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Three Roadblocks to the Utopian “Paperless Office”

Everyone knows there’s too much paper in offices; everyone knows it’s bad for the environment. And most tech writers know that, even if we’re not the main culprit, we’re certainly what pop psychologists call “enablers.” Granted, no one’s ever seen a paperless office, but people have been talking about them for decades. Continue reading ...

Natural Born Auditors

If you’re a skilled technical writer and you’ve sat across from an auditor, it might have occurred to you that the other side of the table has a certain appeal. I’ve been on both sides, and yes, it does. But before I tell you why you might enjoy it, let me tell you why you might be good at it. Continue reading ...