5 things every technical writer needs to experience at least once

Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash During the course of my annual end of the year home office clean, I came across some meeting notes from my last job hunt in 2016. It got me thinking about the current state of the technical writer profession. Many senior technical writers are driven into contracting. Yet, there is… Continue reading 5 things every technical writer needs to experience at least once

The center of continuous technical education must be you

I’ve come to realize the importance of working in environments where continuous technical education is imperative to the success of projects and overall company health. We live in a world that harps on the value of work/life balance. I have no arguments with balance but technical learning needs to be an integral part of that balance.… Continue reading The center of continuous technical education must be you

Running technical document reviews using remote team members

With some clear expectations and a little planning upfront, running remote writing and document review projects can go smoothly. Here are some lessons I learned when I was a freelancer about running remote writing and editing projects: Set expectations for review comments. When I was freelancing in computer book publishing, each publisher had in-house reviewing… Continue reading Running technical document reviews using remote team members

Simple guidelines for running technical document reviews remotely

With some clear expectations and a little planning upfront, running remote writing and document review projects can go smoothly.  Here are some lessons I learned when I was a freelancer about running remote writing and editing projects:

Building the better technical editing and QA cycle

Photo by Avi Richards on Unsplash It’s rare when I don’t hear complaints about the technical editing and reviewing of documents and the QA cycle in general. It’s unfortunate because building a document QA process that’s supportable and replicable Here are some considerations to keep in mind when building a technical editing and QA cycle for… Continue reading Building the better technical editing and QA cycle