Monthly Archives: April 2014

Shall vs. Will

In an earlier post, one in which I was trying to be funny, I mentioned shall or indeed, shalt, as a sign that god was a technical writer. But, when do you use shall or will? What is the difference? … Continue reading

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Book review part two: For Who The Bell Tolls by David Marsh

I wrote about this book in an earlier review. Well, I just want to add that the second part of Chapter 6 has become invaluable to me. It starts under the sub-heading┬áMore Words That Cause Confusion, Anger or Despair. This … Continue reading

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Hiring a tech writer: cross-over skills

Hiring someone with the right skills for a position of technical writer can be difficult. The job is more diverse these days and cannot be merely pigeon-holed as ‘manual-writer’. In fact, the skills and expertise needed between one tech writer … Continue reading

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Thomas Pynchon: tech writer and fictional writer

As a technical writer it is refreshing to see that the experiences you have in the profession can be made into works of art. Case in point: V. and The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon. Interestingly, the only … Continue reading

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