Ten Lessons Learned as a Technical Communicator — Interview with Rahul Prabhakar
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Duration: 49 min.
Rahul Prabhakar talks with us today about ten lessons he has learned as a technical communicator. Rahul is an Indian technical writer living in South Korea working for Samsung. You can read more about the lessons he talks about from his ten lessons learned post.
Here's a snapshot of the 10 lessons:
- Lesson 1: Choose the Right Words
- Lesson 2: Strike a Rapport with Your Audience
- Lesson 3: Pay Attention to Details
- Lesson 4: Meet the Expectations
- Lesson 5: Break the Mediocrity
- Lesson 6: Know Your Role Well
- Lesson 7: Steer Away from the Usual Rut
- Lesson 8: Don't Network for the Heck of It
- Lesson 9: Education is only a Catalyst
- Lesson 10: Don't Suppress the Writer in You
Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Technical Writers of India (TWI) mailing list info
- To subscribe to TWI, send an email to [email protected]
- Rahul's blog
- Holly Harkness's blog
- DMN Communications Podcast
- Harry Miller's podcast
- Music from Podshow
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