Archive for February 2011

What it means to be a technical communicator

Posted 22 February 2011 by
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Bob Chapman

This is a polished version of a post I made in a group discussion on LinkedIn. In this case, a person who was about to graduate with an English degree was wondering about finding a position in technical writing. I tell what being a technical communicator means to me.

Development Techniques for User Assistance in Smartphone Applications

Posted 16 February 2011 by
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Joe Welinske

“Development Techniques for User Assistance in Smartphone Applications” was the title of the presentation given by Joe Welinske (WritersUA) at the February 15, 2011, meeting of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. He shared some of his observations having worked with a couple companies developing user assistance for Apple┬« iPhone┬« applications.

Getting my hands dirty

Posted 9 February 2011 by
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Cooperative rowing crew

A standard interview question is asking how I gain subject matter expert cooperation. For me, the best way is to get my hands dirty.

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