Doing the WRITE THING
- Long-distance EDITING. Crognale, Heather // Intercom;Jul2008, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p17
The article focuses on the unique position of editors in the field of technical writing. According to the article, editors have the ability to ensure that their relationship with the writers they support remain strong despite the distance between them. It is stated that technological advances...
- Lone Writers: Frustration and Flattery. Martin, Maurice // Intercom;Jun2005, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p4
Discusses the advantage and disadvantages of being a technical writer or the so-called lone writer. Frustrations and flattery in technical writing; Ways by which lone writers can overcome being the cause of bottleneck.
- Cubicle for One: Tips for a Successful Career as a Lone Writer. Cabral Jr., Alfred J. // Intercom;Jun2005, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p6
Presents tips for technical writers or lone writers who work alone in an organization become valued, respected team members. Prioritizing tasks; Being organized; Keeping in touch with peers.
- Tips on technical writing. Levin // Tech Directions;Nov99, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p32
Offers tips on technical writing. Length of an article; Need to define words requiring explanations; Construction of how-to-articles.
- Technical Writing Tips. Kennedy, Patrick M. // Tech Directions;Nov2004, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p22
This article offers tips on how students can master technical writing tasks. Students should determine whether the reader will have fundamental knowledge of the subject of their technical document. Such "end users" might include engineers, managers, technicians, or students, as opposed to...
- Seven Simple Steps to Persuasive Writing. Evans, Elizabeth // Intercom;Mar2004, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p23
Provides several tips on how technical communicators can achieve persuasive writing in their technical writing functions in the U.S. Attaching an expert's name to a paper or statement; Rewarding people for following through with a desired action; Utilization of numbers, but not so many as to...
- SO MUCH FUN, IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL: WRITING BOOKS ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. Bryant, Stephanie Cottrell // Intercom;Jun2007, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p19
The author discusses ways on how technical writers can get a computer book deal. Getting an agent is the first step in landing a book deal. An agent usually offers a list of topics which publishers want to turn into books. Agents can also help technical writers find work-for-hire (WFH)...
- WE'RE COMMUNICATORS, NOT JUST TOOL USERS. Hart, Geoffrey J. S. // Intercom;Jun2007, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p22
The author argues that technical writers are not only tool users but are also professional communicators. According to him, it is time for technical writers to stop bragging the tools they use and start focusing on what really sets them apart, and that is their ability to communicate. He added...
- STREAMLINING DOCUMENT REVIEW PROCESSES: PRACTICAL LESSONS FOR THE MEDICAL WRITER. Boehm, Kristi A. // AMWA Journal: American Medical Writers Association Journal;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p102
The article provides strategies, tools and timelines that have been developed, outlines the review process used, and illustrates ways to encourage cooperation between the review and medical writing teams. It is easier to get commitment from physicians, data reviewers, statisticians and other key...