Check out Content questions: a crisis of trust by Larry Kunz. Here is an excerpt: We’ve been talking about content, about who gets to decide what is and isn’t appropriate, and especially about what happens to the content you publish. A lot of it comes down to trust. Can we trust the content we encounter? […]
Check out About the Only Time I Use “It” by rogersgeorge. Here is an excerpt: A common way to write poorly is to use “it” as the subject of a sentence when you decide you’d have to think too hard to come up with a real subject. For example, I could have written, “…when you […]
Check out Another Example of Linguistic Change by rogersgeorge. Here is an excerpt: For a long time, the plural of “medium” meaning a means of communication was “media.” So you might ask, “What medium do you as a painter prefer?” And the answer might be, “My favorite media are tempera and watercolors.” And then TV […]
Check out Signposting in documentation by Mike Pope<[email protected]>. Here is an excerpt: Suppose you’re on vacation and you’re driving to a place named Lisbon Falls. You see this sign, so you turn right. [Source] After you turn, you drive for a long time, but you don’t see Lisbon Falls, and you start to doubt that […]
Rotring Rapidograph technical drawing pens Source by kevos12.
Instructions on how to use the course website to write a methods section of a technical report. The original video is available here.
Check out New article on Simplifying Complexity: Reduction, layering, and distillation as a strategy for simplicity by . Here is an excerpt: I published a new article on Simplifying Complexity called Reduction, layering, and distillation as a strategy for simplicity. It’s all about how reduction and distillation of information helps reduce complexity for users. The […]
Check out Designing for Feedback by Mark Baker. Here is an excerpt: We were discussing the biggest challenges in Tech Comm at the last STC Toronto brunch and we all seemed to agree that the difficulty getting feedback on the effectiveness of the content we create is the biggest challenge. The things that really matter […]
The SCOPE document is all about realistic limits, boundaries, and how to achieve the project’s goals despite such limitations. See TCC6.com for free writing tips and tutorials. The original video is available here.
Check out Insomnia, content strategy edition by Sarah O’Keefe. Here is an excerpt: I usually sleep quite well, but every once in a while, sleep eludes me for no apparent reason. So there I am at 2 a.m., awake. Here are some of the things that keep my mind spinning: Why, after 20 years, are […]