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What is Technical Writing?

Hello all!  I hope this post finds you well. As you know, I am pursuing a degree in Technical Writing currently.  One of the challenges I have found when it comes to explaining my degree is that there is not a very well defined definition for what a technical writer does.  It's not something like… Continue reading What is Technical Writing?

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The Technique of Technical Writing

I challenge you to think of a job in which communication skills won’t increase your chances of success. Even zoo keepers working with other species benefit from communicating non-verbally with the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) in their care. In our engineering/business careers, technical writing skills are an even more important subset of communication, […]… Continue reading The Technique of Technical Writing

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My First Technical Writing Gig-Writing for Jetpack

A few months ago an acquaintance of mine put out a public post on a message board over at Codeable asking if anyone would be interested in writing articles for Jetpack. I was looking to improve my personal cash flow and that sure as heck sounded like a better fit for me than driving […] via… Continue reading My First Technical Writing Gig-Writing for Jetpack


Reconsidering the Value of Technical Writing

This post will answer several questions about Carolyn Miller’s article “A Humanistic Rationale for Technical Writing,” to find out the issues in the way we have defined technical writing, and how we can better understand the value of technical writing outside of positivist definitions. Reconsidering the Value of Technical Writing

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Outside Writing: “Crafting Your Technical Writing Resume by Amruta Ranade

Note: Although this post is intended for technical writing students who are about to begin the job search process, but the techniques here might be useful for other students as well. In this blog post, let’s discuss how to craft your technical writing resume. The most important thing to remember is that your resume is […]… Continue reading Outside Writing: “Crafting Your Technical Writing Resume by Amruta Ranade