Tech Writer This Week for October 10, 2012 – TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.
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In Technical Communication, Andrew Brooke (techwriters-world.blogspot.com) discusses the importance of keeping your mouth shut — and honoring confidentiality. Guest writer Steve Goldberg (idratherbewriting.com) does a Q&A on professional technical writing careers. Jamie Gillenwater (newsletter.stc-carolina.org) interviews Andrew Malcolm, who started technical writing in the mid-1950s.
Content Strategy, features Mark Baker (everypageispageone.com) discussing the necessity of having a branched content strategy, knowing when to push what documentation — and when not to. Kat French (socialmediaexplorer.com) asks if your content tells your customer’s story. We offer a post comparing content creation with content curation, and Ben Richardson (contentequalsmoney.com) shares content writing tips from Oscar Wilde.
Opening the door into User Experience, we have Jodie Moule (netmagazine.com) talking about validating your planned user experience, and Rebecca Albrand (uxmatters.com) discusses the many hats worn by usability professionals.
In Career and Life, Dick Miller (easywriterpdx.blogspot.com) extolls the virtues of working remotely, and Julio Vasquez (sdicorp.com) tells us why the instructions we write *are* important.
We wrap this week with a farewell to Edwin Steinberg, who founded Carnegie Mellon University’s B.S. degree program in tech writing in 1958. He died October 2 at age 91.