Why the backlash against “government writers”?

Image by Jacob Creswick via Unsplash.com One of the disturbing trends I’m seeing on this job hunt are employers who don’t want “government writers” for their projects. After being laid off from a position with a government contractor last year, I came across such references perhaps for the first time (that at least I can… Continue reading Why the backlash against “government writers”?

Foster a culture of SharePoint champions

Image by Samuel Zeller via Unsplash.com The forgotten player is the success of Microsoft SharePoint is the person on the project team who makes SharePoint work for the team. SharePoint may not even be part of their formal job description but from a combination of prior experience and knowing the potential in SharePoint to solve… Continue reading Foster a culture of SharePoint champions

Why Johnny can’t document a product

Image by Farzad Nahafi via Unsplash.com Much of my technical writing career has been spent as a contractor and consultant working with organizations that didn’t have technical documentation in place and need it in place fast. Throughout my travels, I’ve also spoken to even more project teams through the course of interviewing for potential projects.… Continue reading Why Johnny can’t document a product

Do you define your composing process?

Image by Gabriele Forcina via Unsplash.com One of the most memorable classes I ever took in college was called The Composing Process which delved into the process behind technical and creative writing. You may have a composing process and not even really know it. Maximizing your composing process is another way to kick your productivity… Continue reading Do you define your composing process?