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Technical recruiters and why I love them

Before we were all online all the time, knowing a trusted technical talent acquisition professional was like having the key to the treasure chest. It’s not who you know, it’s who I know. When I enabled the #OpenToWork feature on LinkedIn, I discovered genuinely wonderful talent acquisition professionals. My best interactions were messages that showed … Continue reading

Inclusive language resources for tech

We can be intentional about using inclusive language in technical communication. With inclusive language, we will be come better communicators and identify more with our users. This list of inclusive language resources is a work in progress. Diversity style guides The Responsible Communication Style Guide covers topics of identity and how to address them in … Continue reading

Where to find technical communication talent

I like to connect industry professionals with people that they want to know. This updated blog post is inspired by the frequent incoming emails from recruiters and hiring managers that are looking for technical communication talent. I often receive  requests like “How can I reach qualified technical communication candidates for this job?” and “Do you know … Continue reading

Tech comm job search resources

On a regular basis, industry peers, friends, and their friends ask me “do you know of a technical writing job?” or “is your company hiring?” or “can you give me some job search tips?” From many years of answering these questions, I’ve maintained this work-in-progress tech comm job search resources blog post that I first published … Continue reading

So, you want to go to a tech comm conference?

I am an Associate Fellow and active member and volunteer in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I participate in chapter-level programs as a speaker, organizer, and meeting attendee. I am happily serving in two volunteer leadership roles at the international level. This participation keeps me well-connected in the technical communication industry, especially with my … Continue reading

How to find tech comm jobs

At least once a month, my friends and their friends will ask me “do you know of a technical writing job?” or “is your company hiring” or “can you give me some job search tips.” From many years of answering these questions, I’ve crafted this work-in-progress list. Updated 2016 post and more resources here. If you … Continue reading

How to reach tech comm candidates

I like to connect industry professionals with people that they want to know. This blog post is inspired by the numerous requests for “How can I reach qualified technical communication candidates for this job?” and “Do you know anyone for this job?” At least once per week, I get asked “Can you forward this job … Continue reading

Thanks and reflections: behind the scenes of our 2013 regional tech comm competition

Hurricane Sandy,  the presidential election, the economy, and everything else competed with our competition but thankfully we were blessed with a feisty alliance between New York Metro and Philadelphia chapters. Our competition gained momentum when we included volunteer judges and received entries from STC New England and STC Houston Chapters. Halleluiah! My chronological recollection of … Continue reading

TechWhirl: an awesome online resource for technical communicators

TechWhirl​ is an online magazine and discussions for today’s technical writer. TechWhirl is an awesome and active resource that covers Technical Writing and Technical Communications in ways that are relevant to all of us. Started in 1993, TechWhirl​ Network operates three websites for technical writers and technical communicators around the world. We can follow blog … Continue reading

Do you know the Career Sherpa?

I am proud to know and support the Career Sherpa. I first met Hannah Morgan when I attended her “Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career” presentation at the 2011 Spectrum conference in Rochester, NY. The annual Spectrum conference is sponsored by the outstanding Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). My online … Continue reading