5 lessons I’ve learned from coaching writing

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash My work as a technical writer sometimes means that I have to coach solutions architects and other technical people in the fine arts of writing. It’s a part of my work that I’ve come to find a new appreciation for … “5 lessons I’ve learned from coaching writing”

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The recruiter backlash against technical writers with public sector experience

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash Over the years, I’ve come across technical recruiters who have a bias against technical writers with public sector project experience. Here’s one such reference I came across a few years ago: By contrast, a background in government or national intelligence … “The recruiter backlash against technical writers with public sector experience”

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The curse some non-technical people place on themselves unnecessarily

Photo by Natalie Jeffcott on Unsplash As a technical writer, I straddle two worlds. In one world, I have to collaborate with brilliant solution architects, programmers, and engineers. In the other world, I have to work with marketing, designers, and trainers. Straddling that line so much … “The curse some non-technical people place on themselves unnecessarily”

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Conducting a tech documentation audit: The first 30 days onsite as a technical writer

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash A typical interview question I’ve gotten in the past is what do I do when I come in as a new technical writer that is the first one inside of an organization. Some of my technical writer roles in the … “Conducting a tech documentation audit: The first 30 days onsite as a technical writer”

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My thoughts about documenting SaaS versus traditional software

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash My experience writing documentation for cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions has evolved over time. I spent a good bit of my career documenting large-scale systems and data center operations so I guess you can say that I appreciate playing at … “My thoughts about documenting SaaS versus traditional software”

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