Tech Writer This Week – December 20, 2012 – TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.
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Time to switch gears and check in on Content Strategy & Curation. Nawja Smith (imediaconnection.com) attempts to define content strategy in a way that resonates with those that practice it. we find Maan (downgraf.com) sharing five tips on becoming a better content curator. And Jayson Demers (huffingtonpost.com) believes content strategy will usher in a new era of search engine optimization.
In User Experience, Luke Chambers (uxmastery.com) discusses five UX traps and how to avoid them. Nick Cawthon (uxmag.com) talks about improving the hiring for UX from the interviewer’s perspective. And Marcin Treder (speckyboy.com) brings up the dark side of user experience.
Let’s finish our tour in Career and Life, where Keith Soltys (soltys.ca) talks about how editing can save you money. Guy Kawasaki (lifehacker.com) discusses the most common grammar mistakes writers make. And just for fun, we offer a video from Cherry Leaf on the “History of Technical Communication in 7 Minutes.”