Review of Word 2007, Tool vs. Industry Experience, the Slow Movement, E-mail Tips, and More
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Duration: 33 min.
In this week's Tech Writer Voices podcast, Heidi and I talk about some innovative research from Microsoft, Word 2007, convincing upper management you're not a cost, focusing on information users actually want, tool versus industry experience, the curse of knowledge, the slow movement, and a tip for handling your e-mail inbox.
Links mentioned in the Show
- Tom's blog
- Heidi's blog
- Innovative Microsoft Research
- Other Microsoft site
- Curse of Knowledge
- Doug Davis article on Tool vs. Industry knowledge
- Music is from Al Stravinsky
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About Tom Johnson
I'm a technical writer / API doc specialist based in the Seattle 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.