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MDSAP, ASAP: An Accidental Opportunity for Tech Writers

Written by Dan Goldstein on August 16, 2017

Depending on where you want to sell your medical device, you can have quite a parade of auditors and inspectors walking in and out of your office. In an effort to ease this burden, the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) was invented a few years back.

Side Gigs: Extra Cash for Daily Life

Written by Craig Cardimon on July 31, 2017

If you have a smartphone, you have access to the web. And that means you don’t need to stay at home, hanging around with your landline phone or laptop waiting for “the call.” You can search for gigs on the move.

Users’ Advocate: Working Remotely Is Real Working

Written by Phil Davis on July 26, 2017

I believe telecommuting is more than merely a benefit conferred to me by my job function and my seniority. It’s a powerful tool in my tech-writer arsenal for delivering good content to my users and ensuring user success.

Tips & Tricks: Making Microsoft Word Work for You

Written by Geoff Hart on July 19, 2017

In Microsoft Word, you can combine innocuous basic tools to accomplish surprisingly large tasks—to make Word work for you, not against you. Geoff Hart illustrates using Macros to streamline your process to validate citations.

Evaluating Writing Samples: Strategies for TechComm Hiring Managers

Written by Richard Rabil, Jr. on July 12, 2017

When you hire a technical communicator, you’ll need to evaluate writing samples. Here’s some guidance, and a template, on how to accomplish an objective review of a candidate’s true abilities.

The Help Files: Digging into Google Drive and the G Suite Apps

Written by Craig Cardimon on June 29, 2017

Craig Cardimon digs into find out everything you wanted to know about Google Drive but were afraid to ask

Editorial Calendar Template (cross-functional)

Written by Connie Giordano on June 22, 2017

This Editorial Calendar template lets team members see what content needs to be created or reworked to address the overall user experience, and invites new ideas on reusing content to support all phases of buyer journey from awareness through consumption of the product (or service).

Technical Content Foundations: What is Data Visualization?

Written by Anum Yoon on June 7, 2017

Data visualization involves two key concepts: big data, …

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