Selling ourselves

Like many, I struggle at times with a common perception, one which was highlighted to me yesterday by a colleague. Like most team leads/managers, I have a lot of tasks that aren’t purely focussed on the creation of information. I don’t do much technical writing, instead letting the guys in my team focus on that (they are better at it than me anyway) whilst I work around the edges of what they do, things like taking a document through a review with some SMEs and processing the output, or building a new output template, or proof reading some of their work. My team and I have a good idea of what I do, even though I also get dragged into …

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What do YOU do?

Re-reading the article I submitted to the ISTC Communicator magazine, I realise that my average day isn’t: particularly average at all a true representation of everything I’m involved with I lead a team of writers so my typical day may not apply to everyone, and I also have a tendency to stick my nose in and get involved in other areas if I feel I can be of help. Simply put, if I hear someone talking about “information” my radar pings and I see if I can be of any benefit. Other non-typical items include collation of Product Release Notes, my team proof-read Marketing brochures and website collateral, we try and monitor consistency in the UI of our customer facing …

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