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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

Published! A Virtual Success: Best Practices for Working Remotely

Back in September 2010, my awesome presentation partner, fellow telecommuter, and friend Ann Grove and I collaborated on a presentation proposal for the 2011 Society for Technical Communication (STC) International Summit. We had so much fun preparing this content that our passion has produced many opportunities for us. We presented on the virtual success topic … Continue reading

Writing skills are essential to your success: online resources

The ability to write clear, correct English is an essential skill. From the many online resources that are available, I recommend the following sites and email subscriptions. Daily writing tips and grammar blogs I enjoy my¬†email subscription to Daily Writing Tips for an easy-to-consume daily dose of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or vocabulary tips. I also … Continue reading

Enhance your writing career by improving your verbal communication skills

I presented this session at our STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter in March 2010 and at the STC 57th annual international Summit in Dallas, Texas in May 2010.

The enthusiasm for technical communicators to learn more soft skills is inspiring. Continue reading

Working from home: resources, articles

Links and resources for home-based workers. OTTO (other than traditional office). Continue reading

‘Twas the Night Before a Technical Christmas

‘Twas the Night Before a Technical Christmas: a humorous rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as rendered nearly unintelligible by a technical writer for a firm that does Government contracting. Continue reading