(C) 2020, JJ Shaun As writers, we all want to write the next Great American Novel. But why? What made you realize that you wanted to be a writer? I can only answer for myself. I’m a life-long reader, even though I haven’t been as much of a reader lately as in the past. When … Continue reading Why Do You Write?
(C) 2019 JJ Shaun The style guide is an integral part of a Technical Writer’s toolbox. A style guide can help make your documentation clear, concise, and consistent. Several levels exist, from the general to the specific. Many writers turn to the Chicago Manual of Style when they have a grammar or citation question. This … Continue reading Introducing the Style Guide
A simple flow chart Last time, I shared an overview of what a Tech Writer does in the high-tech world. I focused on the high-tech computer industry because that’s where I spent my career. But Tech Writers can work in almost any field. All it takes is a little knowledge or passion for an industry … Continue reading Notes on Tech Writing
(TM) 1997, MasterClips Collection, IMSI PrintMaster What do Technical Writers do, exactly? A lot of things. What Do Tech Writers Do? According to the US Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Technical Writers perform a variety of functions: “… prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information … Continue reading I Want To Be A Tech Writer
© 2019 JJ ShaunWhere the Tech Writer fits. Welcome to Tech Writer Tuesday, my new feature that explains what a Technical Writer is and what they do. What Makes Me Qualified? My path to Tech Writer began some thirty-something years ago when I joined the US Navy under a six-year obligation and became an Electronics … Continue reading Welcome to Tech Writer Tuesday