5 reasons technical writers should be pursuing side projects

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash I had a job interview a while back where the company took issue that I pursue side writing projects. It got me thinking since it had been a while since I heard an objection to that facet of my professional career. It has been a part of my professional life… Continue reading 5 reasons technical writers should be pursuing side projects

Things they don’t teach in technical writer school

Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash I got my start as a technical writer before any formal technical writing degree programs got their start. While college gave me a solid foundation, much of what I know today, I learned by actually doing the work. Regardless of what professors say, there is no substitute for actually being… Continue reading Things they don’t teach in technical writer school

3 things technical writers can learn from screenwriters

Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash A few years back I took a screenwriting course through Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. It was a challenging course. The professor had a bit of an ego so I didn’t get as much out of it as I had hoped. Recently, I came back to some of the lessons… Continue reading 3 things technical writers can learn from screenwriters

Does Microsoft Office need an evangelist inside your enterprise?

Image from Microsoft News Center Often Microsoft Office suffers from a lack of credit (and support) despite the fact that it’s at the core of many business processes. It’s easy to brush it off as being Office. It’s important to consider that Microsoft Office as an application suite continues to grow from its humble beginnings as… Continue reading Does Microsoft Office need an evangelist inside your enterprise?