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Podcast: Debunking the Boredom Myth of Technical Writing

Nov 3, 2008 • beginners, podcasts, wikis, wordpress

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Duration: 55 min.

Debunking the Boredom Myth

Several weeks ago I wrote about my trip to Brigham Young University-Idaho and the presentation I gave there titled "Debunking the Boredom Myth of Technical Writing." This podcast is a recording of my presentation.

My presentation was part of the professional writing conference that BYU-Idaho puts on annually for their writing and literature students. In the presentation, I talk about a prevalent myth that many students have -- that technical writing is a boring career. To combat the myth, I explore the variety of content technical writers produce, including video, diagrams and illustrations, quick reference material, wikis, online help, information architecture, blogs, wikis, podcasts, and usability.

You can view my accompanying PowerPoint presentation here. Additionally, links to the three videos I played are below:

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