Writing isn’t important

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Like most professionals I’m a member of various mailing lists, all of which deal with very similar issues, usually with overlapping people and discussions as well. The field of Technical Communications is wide and varied but there is always one type of query which is guaranteed to get a response… or 50 responses… sometimes more….

And so, it begins

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Please excuse the dust, and mind your feet, I’m still tidying up. I was always told you should finish a website before launching it but, in the days of instant gratification that advice seems somewhat stilted and old-fashioned. So here it is, yes, it’s another blog. I’ve been blogging for many years now but this…

On being professional

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Since starting my new job I’ve been getting re-acquainted with a lot of the different facets of my profession (that’s Technical Communications for those who haven’t been playing attention). I’m working on the basis that if you don’t ask, you don’t get and, to that end, I’ve put myself forward to be part of the…

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Day in, day outI work in the field of Technical Communications (which is full of poppies and grazing sheep… sorry…). Essentially, whilst I am a ‘team lead/manager’, I am mainly a technical author by trade. So what is a technical author? Basically it is someone who writes manuals. But, as with every other job, there…

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Naked Dancer

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They Have a Word for It (link via Caterina). Through my profession (Technical Communications) I have a passing interest in all things wordy/language-ey etc (despite my frequent bastardisations), and this kind of thing always piques my interest. It also reveals a lot about other customs and cultures, and shows the Western world up for what…

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Professional

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No I ain’t a professional designer (no stop, I’m not…!) and I don’t work entirely in the web domain, but I’m gonna stand up for my profession – Technical Communications. We are the people who write the documentation. We are the people who write the online help. We are the people who long to be…

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