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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

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

LavaCon 2012: Digital Media and Content Strategies

I attended LavaCon 2012: Conference on Digital Media and Content Strategies in lovely Portland, OR in October. This is the first technical communication conference that I have attended that is not sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to repeat it in future years. Several reviews and blogs … Continue reading

30 years of useful technical communication information at TechWhirl

I met Connie and Al, the new owners of TechWhirl, at several STC conferences and again at LavaCon 2012. Started in 1993, TechWhirl Network operates three websites for technical writers and technical communicators around the world. We can follow blog posts on google+, access the online magazine, and access other valuable resources. ~3000 members post an … Continue reading

Guiding an interested colleague into the wondrous world of technical writing

I work for a company that values cross-functional relationships and corporate-wide knowledge sharing. We strive to help each other succeed. I recently helped the front line customer support team craft their content into a structured document using the corporate template. The exercise was fun for all of us. We analyzed their content, used task-based titles … Continue reading