Tech Writer This Week – November 22, 2012 – TechWhirl
TechWhirl’s Weekly Roundup of the best technical communication and technical writing posts on the web.
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As visions of Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing extravaganzas drift more urgently through our minds, the Technical Communications pot simmers with good things. The blog at writingassist.com discusses the right ways to explain complicated ideas. Danielle M. Villegas, (AKA “techcommgeekmom”), wonders whether being a specialist or a generalist is better for a technical communicator. Daniel Beck (hackwriting.com) tells us five reasons you need an editor. And we hear a forecast about the tech writer career outlook and salary, courtesy of newenglandcollegeonline.com.
This week in User Experience, Steve Tengler (uxmag.com) shares five user experience from Tom Hanks, (yes, that Tom Hanks). Simon Pan (uxbooth.com) takes us from heartache to mastery in UX design.
Meanwhile, in Content Strategy, Robert Andrews (paidcontent.org) tells us that branded content may be the money maker, and why Bill Gates might still be right. Kris Mausser (discontentedcompany.com) explains why content strategy is a process not a deliverable. And Scott Scanlon (youbrandinc.com) gives us a comprehensive list of content curation tools and platforms.
Taking a peek at Career and Life, we find TechRepublic offering five free FTP clients. Facebook launches a job board to compete with LinkedIn, and speaking of LinkedIn, Dougles Chan (dougleschan.com) shares smart ways to use LinkedIn to find jobs (tech writer or otherwise).
We wrap this special Turkey edition with a special “Happy Thanksgiving” to our readers. And thank you for reading.