Posts from the ‘Technical Writing’ category

Hall Doubles in Size

Over the course of 2004, I’ve received a bunch of new submissions to the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness. I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through…

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Seeking Technical Writing Guru

My friend volunteers for the local chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. She’s looking for a speaker for their September session on “Trends in Technical…

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More Video of Me

Back in January, at a combined meeting of the HTCE and STC, I participated in a panel that discussed the differences between a technical writer and…

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Back on the IM Horse

For no particular reason, I have been using instant messenger for about a year. I used it quite a bit when I worked fulltime for this…

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Wanted: Junior Technical Writer for Subcontracting

Over at my day job, we’re looking for a junior technical writer who we can subcontract to do work for us. Ideally, this person would: Have…

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The Future of Tech Docs?

This is not your father’s technical documentation anymore. Howtoons are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids how to build things. I particularly like their explanation of…

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Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness Updated

After months of neglect, I finally updated the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness. The new Hall has 37 images (well up from the previous 15) and…

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Grand Theft Auto: Your Town

I had this idea in the shower this morning. I expect some version of it is already happening, so in sharing it I’m hoping somebody might…

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