Tech Writer This Week – December 6, 2012 – TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.
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Wandering into Content Strategy and Curation, we find Jeff Newman (hopemediagroup.com) explaining the content curation craze. Clinton Forry (content-ment.com) relates a whiskey-fueled tale of content strategy. And David Farbey (farbey.co.uk) posits that content strategy is actually an umbrella discipline housing information architects, user experience designers, and technical communicators.
Crossing the road to User Experience, we observe Drew Turney (theage.com.au) expounding on why UX is the new leader of the pack. Matthew Magain (uxmastery.com) gives career advice on becoming a UX generalist or specialist. And Dmitry Fadeyev (usabilitypost.com) tells us, “Just don’t make it annoying” when you’re working on a new UI.
We finish up in Career and Life, where Clare Dodd (badlanguage.net) shares ten writing mistakes that make you look unprofessional. Danielle Villegas (AKA the techcommgeekmom) shares advice on how to clean up your online presence and make a great first impression. And Jesus Diaz (gizmodo.com) says the best Gmail secret is hiding in plain sight.