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Technical Communication Poll: Performing Technical Tasks

Over TechWhirl's not quite twenty years' accumulation of technical writing debates and discussions, we can find some recurring themes. One recurring theme concerns the balance between the technical and the writing sides of the job description. Recently, TechWhirler Robert Lauriston inspired this week's technical communication poll by asking list members about the most technical tasks they've had to perform as tech writers. The resulting answers go a long way towards proving that great technical communicators can handle both the technical and the communication duties with considerable success. Continue reading ...

ComponentOne Research Initiative: Pen v. Sword

ComponentOne Doc-To-Help – the all-in-one authoring and publishing solution (www.doctohelp.com) – is putting their money where their mouth is by funding a research study to determine if the pen is, in fact, mightier than the sword. The Pittsburgh-based firm’s Doc-To-Help Product Manager Dan Beall believes that this is something that the writing community – and the world at large – needs to a definitive answer. Continue reading ...