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A Day In The Life Of A Technical Writer

As the Beatles song says: Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb…you get it. You don’t need the comb necessarily because you’ll probably be working at home – more about that later – but you’ll need other skills to survive as a technical writer. You’ll need to be a fast learner who can think on his or her feet…

 

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The Editor’s Role

Professional editors work in service of the publication, the writer, and the reader. And they have a plan.

The editor has a well-defined role, although this role varies in different publishing environments. Certain commonalities, however, hold across environments.


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Does User Experience Really Matter?

Some companies say user experience is everything. Others like to believe that what they offer is so valuable that user experience doesn’t really matter. So what’ the truth? Or does the truth lies somewhere in between?

Just like a mathematical hypothesis can be proven – so can the value of a great user experience.

 

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The Beginner’s Guide to Working Remotely

People seeking to work remotely can sometimes be baffled as to how they can seamlessly translate their onsite jobs into remote work opportunities. There are some helpful best practices for telecommuters that can be implemented to ensure they’re giving their best to their employer and themselves when transitioning into the work-from-home workforce.

 

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How To Proofread

Proofreading what you write is not easy. Proofreading is not editing. Proofreading is not reading for meaning. Proofreading is focusing on the mechanics, not the content. The goal of proofreading is to find and correct blatant errors (see Exhibit 1).

 

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Leading the Creative Charge

How Production can enable your teams to do better, more creative work.

It was 4 A.M. on a Saturday morning. “Let’s try one more version with a bit more smoke.” Our VFX supervisor gave the note causing everyone to mentally groan. It was delivery day for our project, a 60 second commercial for the newest Star Wars film, Rogue One.

 

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