Tech Writer This Week – December 27, 2012 – TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.
In Content Strategy. Erica Ayotte discusses the difference between content curation and link spraying (with an apropos quote by Mandy Patinkin from “The Princess Bride”). Miriam Lottner (tech-tav.com) has begun compiling the Golden Rules of Content for 2013, and includes rules offered by tech writers from around the world including Danielle Villegas, and TechWhirlers Erika Yanovich, and Yehoshua Paul. And speaking of gold, Nathan Yerian (business2community.com) discusses five golden aspects of your content strategy.
No frankincense or myrrh anywhere in sight, but still great gifts of insight abound in User Experience. Patrick Neeman (usabilitycounts.com) suggests using your UX portfolio to tell your very own story of “UXMas.” Hunter Whitney describes how his childhood obsession with model-building informs his work as a user experience designer, and Janet M. Six (uxmatters.com) discusses trends in user experience.
We wrap this Christmas edition in Career and Life, where Ben Waxman shares a humorous pictorial description of technical writing. Writing Assistance gives us tips on how writers can make their deadlines every time. We get exercises for desk-bound individuals (like me!) from creativebloq.com. And NiCarla Friend (uahtechcomm.com) talks about journalism, tech comm, and the skills they share.