How to Make Technical Communicators Eye-Popping Angry

People are sensitive. Read this. ‘Do technical writers write wikis? NOT! Do technical writers write process maps? NOT! Do technical writers write interviews? NOT? Do technical writers write online help? NOT! They develop content and communicate. They communicate technical information.’ That’’s the PG version of an email I got last week. And it got me thinking (after I’d calmed down) that they had a point. I liked her definition.

Why Table of Contents Don’t Display in MS Word

In Word, the Table of Contents is not displayed. Instead, I get an error message: { TOCO “2-4″H Z T “HEADING 1,1”} Ivan – I think the problem is to do with Field Codes, so here’s a few suggestions. 1. In Word, go to Tools > Options > View tab and click off Field Codes […]

Age Discrimination in the IT Industry?

I receive about 20 CVs every month from writers looking to either supplement their income as freelancers or look for new opportunities in the tech writing field.   A common thread among many of these letters is from individuals who are finding it increasingly difficult to increase their earnings once they get over 40. Their […]