Category Archives: Technical Writing

This Post Ain’t Got Nothing

Usually, double negatives are absolute No-No anywhere. But, I bring this up for discussion because I see some of us use them—in workplaces and outside. Now, why would we use them? Because we hear people around us using them. Simple … Continue reading

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Be Content with Content

As I continue to choose a (better) combination of tools and methodologies, I continue to steer farther away from the focus on the content. We have complicated the process of creating and managing that content. What’s the way out? Continue reading

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Handy Tips for Impromptu Speeches

Remember, your speech is your story that has your Make sure you include an inspiration; something that made you a better person. Continue reading

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The Question of Approach: One vs Many

As a seeker of information, I am like every other “user” or “audience” – I am like YOU, dear reader. I prefer to take the shortest or quickest path to the resolution. Much like you, I get petrified when I can’t find the shortest route. Much like you, I get petrified when I see unorganized or insufficient information. It’s as simple as that. This puts a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of technical communicators and user experience (UX) designers. Sadly, there is still no guarantee that we, the information seekers, would access the right information tidbit at the right time; or even if we do, we get to use it correctly. Continue reading

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To Article or Not to Article

Here’s a handy list of situations when you are not supposed to use A, AN, or THE. Continue reading

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Good versus Well

The thing is, our mental ears have always known (or is it registered?) the difference. So, none of us will ever, EVER say, “You did a well job”, while all we wish to do is praise the other person for their efforts. However, things get a little tricky for some of us who might happen to say, “Hey, you look good, buddy!” I’ve often used that in the past, and some of those who I know still use it. Continue reading

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