Categories: Work, Technical Writing


December 16th, 2008
Shared iTunes: The easiest, and most voyeuristic, way to learn that your coworkers have seriously questionable taste in music. ("That's good...ok...meh...sure, that figures...good...oh. Maroon 5? Really?") more »

And I'm supposed to retire on this?

October 9th, 2008
Out of a sense of morbid curiosity, I decided to see how my 401k was doing: Your Personal Rate of Return for 09-08-2008 to 10-08-2008: -20.31% Well, yes, it's been a tough month. How about the last three months? Your Personal Rate of… more »

A helpful suggestion

September 10th, 2008
This is a stupid thing, but it's something that always comes back to bite me in the ass: Whenever you create an illustration/graphic that uses text, record the font and size that you used. Otherwise, you'll have to waste a huge amount of time trying to… more »

Discussing and defending heading styles

March 24th, 2008
I'm a technical writer. When I write technical documentation, I follow strict rules about capitalizing words in headings. My companions on this site are following those rules. I started to (see my first post), but then I decided to go with an informal s… more »

A word of advice

March 18th, 2008
If you're applying for a job as a technical writer, and you claim that you know how to generate PDF docs, then it's really in your best interest to avoid having any big, glaring errors in your PDF resume. Now, yes, I'm all for forgiving a mistake no… more »