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The Interface is Technical Communication

During my recent Webinar with MadCap (recording here), I said something in response to a question that the twitterverse took to: "It's not documentation's job to repeat what the UI is saying. The UI is techcomm." Preach, @mbakeranalecta! #techcomm — Karen Mulholland (@kemulholland) August 27, 2014 After Karen tweeted it, it bounced around for quite […]

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The Best Job I Ever Had

The best job I ever had spanned the full spectrum of technical communication. In a response to a comment in a discussion related to my post Content Engineering is not Technical Writing, Scott Abel said: Who cares what tech writers do. There’s no future (read: great paying careers) in documenting things. That ship sailed a […]

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Why content jobs are never well defined

Content jobs are never strictly defined because they are the mortar that holds the bricks of the enterprise together. I’m attending LavaCon, and here, as everywhere, content people are debating the definition of their roles, the names of those roles, the boundaries and intersects between them, and the responsibilities and qualifications pertinent to them. Newer […]

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Wide World of Technical Communications

Wide World of Tech Comm

The discussion around Larry Kunz recent blog post The Salt of the Earth raises some interesting questions about the part that those of us who call ourselves “Technical Writers” (or some cognate thereof) can and should play in the wider world of technical communication. In the comments, Larry says: As technical communicators, we need to […]

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