Is Technical Writing Boring? Tech Writers as Information Architects
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Duration: 22 min.
In this week's podcast, Heidi and I consider a probing question: Is technical writing boring? We discuss a post that spawned a lot of comments and exchanges. We also talk about an article on information architecture in the Tech Comm journal.
We talk about the following topics in this podcast:
- "Is technical writing boring?"post
- Information Architecture article in Tech Comm Journal
- Grammar Girl podcast
- Web 2.0 podcast
- Music from podshow
- Tom's blog
- Heidi's blog
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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.