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Help! I have to present a writing workshop for my colleagues!

Written by Erika Konrad on September 19, 2017

I was talking with my team about how I was graduating with my degree in professional technical writing and a co-worker asked if I could give her some training. Then others on the team asked for training too. 

Manager’s Notebook: Is Work/Life Balance a Misnomer?

Written by Alyssa Fox on September 13, 2017

Some people prefer to let their professional and personal lives blend together, and some don’t. And neither choice is bad or good by itself.

Statement of Work (SOW) Template

Written by Connie Giordano on August 31, 2017

The Statement of Work (SOW) template provides the details necessary to ensure successful delivery of a project. Because it specifies timelines, deliverables, and responsibilities, it minimizes the risk of scope creep, helps ensure that all stakeholders understand how the project will proceed, and manages expectations between the client and the vendor delivering the services.

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.

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