How to Become a Successful Technical Writer

Three “Hats” You Have to Wear The important word in this title is the word “writer.” Without being a good writer, you will never become […]

Channel Your Inner Editor – 7 Self-Editing Tips

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have an editor to check what we write before it goes to the client or is put in front […]

Improving Recall

It does not matter if you are an instructional designer or a technical writer. Understanding how people learn is important if you want your audience […]

Standard Technical English (STE) Rules According to Star Wars

A few months ago I wrote an introduction to Standard Technical English (STE). Check it out if you want to get a better idea of […]

Creating a Knowledge Transfer Strategy

Are you struggling with creating a knowledge transfer strategy? Or is the current strategy unsuccessful and you don’t know why? The folks at Ed Threads […]

7 Tips for Better Documentation

Basic writing skills are not something that should be taken for granted. Time and time again, I read poorly written manuals, instructions, and articles. Whether […]

How to Use the Conjunction “As”

It doesn’t matter what kind of writer you are, keeping your grammar skills sharp is important. To that end, let’s review the conjunction “as.” Conjunctions […]

Hat Tip: Why Understanding Learner Motivation Is Key for Gamification

  Know your audience! This is drilled into our heads whether you are an instructional designer, technical writer, or content writer. However, we often forget […]

Hat Tip: What Writers Need – and Don’t Need – From SMEs

In my post Ten Tips for Interviewing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). I provided recommendations for writers when working with SMEs. On Larry Kunz’s blog, Leading […]

Hat Tip: What Do Customers Want? 4 Basic Things – MHI Global

All of us have customers. If you are a freelance writer or instructional design consultant, you know how important it is to keep the customers you […]

Ten Tip for Interviewing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Today’s post is inspired by the above graphic. I’ve had this hanging on my bulletin board for years. I don’t recall where I came across […]

Introduction to Simplified Technical English

Simplified Technical English has been in the making since the 1930’s when Basic English was developed and introduced in international trade within the British colonies. […]

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