First Cohost Podcast — A Natural Conversation about Technical Writing
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Duration: 29 min.
This podcast takes a different direction than the previous podcasts, which were more interview-driven. This time the podcast consists of Heidi Hansen (co-host) and me talking about various topics in technical communication. The flow is more conversational and spontaneous.
Topics covered include an introduction to the new co-host, competition entries, an interesting entry from Microsoft, audio in instructions, screen demos, the STC annual conference, other technical communication tools, wikis, blogs, NetVibes, Get me the Geeks video, David Pogue, Walt Mossberg, and more.
Links Mentioned in the Podcast
- Get Me the Geeks video
- Netvibes | Newsgator |Feeddemon
- Tom's blog | Heidi's blog
- Walt Mossberg| David Pogue
- Puget Sound STC Chapter | Suncoast Chapter
- Char James-Tanny's blog
- Scott Abel's Blog
- Holly Harkness' blog /
- STC Annual Conf. | Vancouver Doc. Training Conf.
- Char et al.'s book on wikis and blogs
- Murray's First Look Book on Office 2007
Held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, the theme of the 8th Annual Documentation and Training Conference is The User Experience. The conference features sessions and workshops that help technical communication professionals improve the usefulness of the information products they create. I'll be speaking the usability of blogs, including an in-depth tutorial on WordPress. Learn more about the conference.
About Tech Writer Voices
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Do you like the new cohost format? If so, let us know by adding a comment to this post or by emailing me at [email protected].
About Tom Johnson
I'm a technical writer based in the San Francisco Bay area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out simplifying complexity and API documentation for some deep dives into these topics. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me.