Tech Writer This Week for September 27, 2012 – TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.
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Switching gears into Content Strategy, Anne Gentle (justwriteclick.com) is considering branching off into *community* content strategy. Den Nicholson (contentcurationdesktop.com) defends the nascent practice of content curation. And James O’Brien (contently.com) tells us how content connects editorial and marketing in the Forbes newsroom.
In the world of User Experience, Mike Altman (uxbooth.com) contemplates the effectiveness of using storytelling to solve problems. Then Charles Hannon (smashingmagazine.com) explores design patterns and how they can help in designing products that users already know how to use.
We wrap with Career and Life, where we offer a double-shot from Shevonne Polastre (chicwriter.com). Shevonne suggests using patience to help eliminate careless mistakes when creating documentation. She also gets a lot of emails asking if it’s too late to pursue a career as a tech writer. Then Shevonne shares her answer with us.