Debunking the Fallacy that User Manuals Cannot be Good

Many have been the writer who on a regular basis hears the following uncanny expression being repeated over and over: “Nobody reads the manual anyhow”. In this article I will be bunking this fallacy. How? I’m a story-teller… Yesterday, on my way to Yoga in the morning, I bumped into a fellow South African, TechnicalContinue reading “Debunking the Fallacy that User Manuals Cannot be Good”

MegaComm: Focus on Repositioning & New Media

Overview I was going to wait till tomorrow to blog but the excitement is still in the air. Thanks to Paula Stern for putting this great Conference together. The facilities, food/coffee & organization was top-notch at Kfar Maccabia and despite MegaComm being a predominantly Technical Writing audience, the Conference focus had a leaning towards Marketing, PR, MediaContinue reading “MegaComm: Focus on Repositioning & New Media”

Aspects of Technical Writing that nobody knows or cares about

Most people I tell I’m a Technical Writer think it’s interesting, funny or weird. I don’t really fit the profile – I’m a young, savvy, experienced professional & I’ve been in the field for +10 years. When I tell them what I do for a living, most people think I’m a translator. They can’t really getContinue reading “Aspects of Technical Writing that nobody knows or cares about”