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My Writers

I teach technical communication at Seneca College here in Toronto. I am also the co-ordinator of the 1-year post graduate technical communication program, so I see these particular students for more than a full year. They are “mine”. 🙂 They … Continue reading

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Ideal Second Career

Changes in the economy often mean unexpected layoffs and situations that prompt one to think of a career change. Technical communication is a profession that allows you to leverage your prior background and training into a new career. No matter … Continue reading

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Occupational Summary

One of the more accurate occupational summaries I’ve come across for technical communicators is this one from the Alberta government. Usually, the description of the occupation is somewhat out of date, but here they seem to have it right.

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Celebrating 10 Years!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of our first graduating class. To celebrate, we are holding an open house, drop-in, casual reunion on Saturday, November 22, from 2-5 p.m. in the Lower Kaleidoscope room at Seneca @ York. Stop by … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

Technical communicators are always building bridges — between technology and its users, between content and design, and between groups or individuals so that the flow of information can be smooth and easy. In that way, we are always making connections. … Continue reading

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Gadget Junkie Heaven

If you were the kid who took all her toys apart to see how they worked… If you love to browse the tools, products, and gadgets in every Big Box store you see… If your version of the ideal present … Continue reading

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We Speak Geek

Technical communicators are the people to call when you have complex technical information that needs to be communicated to people who are non-technical. We are also the people to call when the information is dense and hard to understand, even … Continue reading

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No Gender Bias

Technical Communication is a profession that is practiced equally well by women and men. For many women working as technical writers in the ’60s and ’70s, our entrée into some male-dominated high tech fields came through the door of technical … Continue reading

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Writing for Effect

There’s a prevailing notion that unless you are writing fiction or poetry, writing is not that hard. After all, we can speak the language, so being able to write in it shouldn’t be any more difficult than just having a … Continue reading

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Ages of Thought

Eight years into the 21st century we are still burdened by corporations, organizations, institutions, and cultures that remain firmly entrenched in Industrial Age thinking. Not only has the Information Age been around for at least 25 years now, but we … Continue reading

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Learning to be a Technical Communicator

Few careers for writers pay as well, or provide as much ongoing challenge and satisfaction, as the profession of technical communication. It is not unusual for an experienced technical communicator to make close to $100K per year, depending on the … Continue reading

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