Tech Writer This Week for June 14, 2012 by TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communications and technical writing posts on the web.
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In Technical Communications, Robert Levy (savethesemicolon.com) offers commentary on why tech communicators find problems that others miss. Ellis Pratt (cherryleaf.com) summarizes his thoughts for the future of technical communications. And Column McAndrew (cmcandrew.com) discusses why technical communciation has a lot in common with first aid.
In Content Strategy, Val Swisher (contentrules.com) provides commentary on how we as technical communicators should meet the new demands of content creation. According to Val, we writers are also Coders, Artists, Animators, Videographers, and Sound Engineers. And Sharon Burton (sharonburton.con) has a post on why the tools available to us tech writers and content strategists just don’t cut it.
User Experience includes a primer on responsive design from UXMagazine, and an interesting case study from Good Experience on what happens when the world’s biggest retailer focuses on the wrong thing. In Tech Writing Career, we have great articles on what it what it feels like to be a tech writing intern, tips on landing a tech writing career, and an interview with a working tech writer.