Dear Santa: TechWhirl’s Special Writers Want Just a Few Things

TechWhirl-SWU-logo-elvesEditor’s Note: We have this amazing group of professional communicators who contribute the vast majority of the content you see on  We call them the Special Writers Unit, or SWU, and they mean a lot to us. In between their full-time work and other obligations they find time to  research, interview, write and collaborate  on all things content and communication.  Despite being busier than the big guy’s elves, some of them spared a moment to write some quick thoughts for Santa to consider.

Marcia headshotDear Santa,

How about making Markdown work in all comment boxes across the Web?

While you’re at it, how about making peace around the world?


Marcia Riefer Johnston (


W-Roger RenteriaDear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is [content strategy/software/cloud service] that [works/affordable/easy to use/free].

Any of those combinations would work. :)


Roger Renteria (


W-Andrea AltenburgDear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is employment. I have a strong work ethic and would like to be gainfully employed. I would greatly appreciate anything you can do to help. Technical writing is my calling and I would like to get back to it.

Thanks much,


Andrea Altenburg (



W-CraigCardimonDear Santa,

Just once I’d like to have a dream where I’m not sitting in the office, working on my latest “hot potato” technical writing project.




W-Ryan MinakerDear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is for Google to add a Canadian English keyboard to the Android OS.


Ryan Minaker