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I also regularly participate in the Write the Docs Podcast and post summaries of each episode here as well. Note that the I'd Rather Be Writing audio feed won't contain MP3 files from the Write the Docs podcast. You have to subscribe to the WTD podcast for the audio feed.

Recent podcast episodes

The story behind Document360 -- podcast with founder Saravana Kumar

WTD Podcast Episode 31: Site search, with Peter Levan

Playing a product design role as a content designer -- podcast with Jonathon Colman

A tip for doc reviews -- bring a list of questions

Write the Docs Episode 30: Documentation templates, with Juan Lara

Writing productivity tip: Focus sessions

Developer portal strategies for complex landscapes -- conversation with Kristof van Tomme

API the Docs recording: How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends

WTD Australia event recording — 'Remote discussion: Techcomm in the times of pandemic'

"Building Great Documentation" -- WAPI FM radio hour

My Knowledgebase Ninjas podcast episode -- "Metrics don't work"

API The Docs Virtual Series 2020 -- Upcoming presentations and thoughts on the virtual format

WTD Episode 29: Salary Survey results and WFH tips, with Eric Holscher

Are technical writers increasingly playing non-technical roles? Some thoughts on the evolution of technical writing roles

Podcast: Users as producers of knowledge — conversation with Nupoor Ranade about how tech writer roles are changing

UX writing processes and considerations -- WTD podcast episode 28

Tech comm podcasts are growing -- here's a list

Webinar recording: How Trends in API Documentation Differ from other Tech Comm Trends

Introduction to API documentation - Recording from Los Angeles API documentation workshop

Podcast: How Paligo is filling a niche in the CCMS market for complex documentation, with Anders Svensson

The Manuscript Podcast, with Breno Barreto -- Episode 2, How technical should a tech writer be?

Podcast with Andrew Davis: Hiring API doc writers -- an inside look at fixing broken processes

New podcast: Unifying Technical Content Sets into a Broader Ecosystem, with Cruce Sanders at [A]

From API docs to developer portals

Podcast: API Design and Usability with Arnaud Lauret (API Handyman)

WTD Episode 25: Researching how developers use API docs, with Andrew Head

Podcast with Jacob Moses on the Not-Boring Tech Writer: Skill #26: Getting Started with API Documentation

Podcast: Dealing with Project Overload -- Strategies to Manage Overflowing Documentation Tasks

Podcast: 10 myths about API documentation

WTD Episode 24: Conference chatter and the Australian scene, with Swapnil Ogaler

WTD Episode 23: How to write inclusive tech documentation, by Lucie Le Naour

WTD Episode 22: Managing multiple doc projects across Git repositories, with Giles Gaskell

Recording of Tech Comm Trends Presentation (STC Puget Sound chapter)

Crash course in API documentation -- a one-hour video

New video recordings of Raleigh API documentation workshop now available

WTD Episode 21: On career growth, leadership, and mentoring in Tech Writing

Write the Docs Podcast Episode 20: Minimum requirements for good tech docs, with Matt Reiner

Corporate exodus narratives: A close look at the tension between the corporation and academia

Recording and slides for my trends presentation at the Symposium for Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)

How to become a 10X technical writer in the workplace

How to motivate users to provide feedback: Show that you're listening to their input

Write the Docs Podcast Episode 19: Static site generators, with Jessica Parsons

Site analytics from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2018 -- are more engineers writing docs now?

My podcast about writing with Ellis Pratt on Cherryleaf

Recording for Menlo Park API documentation workshop now available -- and some thoughts on using cardioid versus omnidirectional microphones for recording

New post in Simplifying Complexity series -- Principle 11: Be both a generalist and specialist at the same time

Recap and thoughts on the WTD Australia 2018 conference (Write the Docs podcast episode 18)

How to avoid being a secretary for engineers

Upcoming full-day API documentation workshop in Menlo Park

Preferring technical acuity over specialized knowledge

Write the Docs Podcast Episode 17: Structured Writing -- reasons and approaches, with Mark Baker

Tech comm podcasts roundup and survey

Write the Docs Podcast Episode 16: An open-source Grammarly for tech docs?

If writing is no longer a marketable skill, what is?

My conflicted thoughts about the decentralized web (while taking the Census of Technical Communicators survey)

Articulating stories that influence product adoption (new article in Simplifying Complexity series)

WTD Episode 15: User research, tech writer stereotypes, and conversations

The relationship between academics and practitioners -- Podcast with Kirk St. Amant

Reducing the complexity of technical language (new article in Simplifying Complexity series)

Evaluating the user experience of documentation -- Podcast with Bob Watson

WTD podcast episode 14: Humanizing your documentation

Recording of API documentation workshop in Denver

Recording of STC San Francisco presentation: Beyond mere endpoint reference — the overlooked content in API documentation

Recording of OpenAPI and Swagger presentation (for STC and WTD San Diego)

WTD Episode 13: Postman for API development and docs — Interview with Postman Founder

Recording of WTD South Bay presentation: Publishing tools for API documentation

WTD Episode 12: Founding ideas behind Write the Docs

How to become a voracious reader

WTD Podcast Episode 11: Exploring the Mozilla Developer Network's Web Docs project

How do you communicate user progress in a course without a Learning Management System (LMS)?

Intro to API Documentation -- recording of presentation to STC Silicon Valley chapter on 11/20/2017

The Untold Story of A Polish website about technical communication for technical writers, trainers, and translators

WTD Episode 10: What's going on in our lives as documentarians and product owners

SwaggerHub: A collaborative platform for working on OpenAPI/Swagger specification files, and more

Has plain language deepened or ruined our delight in language?

Write the Docs Podcast Episode 9: Chatbots in Documentation

Discoveries and realizations while walking down the Docs-as-Code path

Why Stack Overflow's Documentation effort failed -- a few thoughts from a technical writer's perspective

Tech docs and Agile: Alternatives to integrating into engineering Scrums (Part 2)

Tech docs and Agile: Problems with integrating tech writers into engineering Scrums (Part 1)

Why simple language isn't so simple: the struggle to create plain language in documentation

When the pain of ignorance exceeds the pain of learning

Transparency in documentation: dealing with limits about what you can and cannot say

Recording of my WTD Portland 2017 presentation on Building navigation for your doc site -- 5 best practices

Recording of User-Centered Design Principles for Organizing Documentation

Recording: Modern Technical Writing, by Andrew Etter (STC Silicon Valley chapter)

Recording: Writing tech docs like a hacker with Jekyll

Recording of Open Authoring -- Collaboration Across Disciplines presentation, by Ralph Squillace

Saving Your Sanity Through Better Client Relations -- with Alisa Bonsignore

How can technical writers thrive in agile environments? Event recording and details

Recording of Let's Tell a Story -- Scenario-Based Documentation, by Matt Ness (STC Silicon Valley Presentation)

Balancing the never-ending list of documentation to write with your natural interests and passions

Presentation recording: Hunting for API developer documentation jobs in the San Francisco Bay area, by Andrew Davis

The complexities of translation and the need for dynamic variables in the build process

Will the docs-as-code approach scale? Responding to comments on my Review of Modern Technical Writing

The Story of Paligo: A new browser-based CCMS with all the features you'd ever want

Review of Andrew Etter's ebook on Modern Technical Writing

Applying Tim Ferriss' 4-hour work week rules to tech comm projects

Thoughts on Transforming Documentation Processes presentation at WTD: Evaluating the trend to treat documentation as code

Context switching and efficiency -- Kanban to the rescue?

Why Programming Sucks and the fallacy of documentation in the context of code chaos

Thoughts on Documentation Avoidance for Programmers

Presentation recording: Move Fast And ... Document Things? Lessons learned in building documentation culture at a startup, by Ruthie Bendor

Presentation recording: Two Great Teams that Work Great Together: Bridging the Gap Between Documentation and Support

Recording of WTD presentation on Video Documentation, by Alicia Avrach

Recording of STC-SV presentation on the Shape of a Modern Technical Communication Organization, by Sanborn Hodgkins

10 minute podcast on API technical writing with Ryan Weber on Stitcher

Recording of Version Control, Writers, and Worfklows by Richard Mateosian

Podcast: Spec-driven Development of REST APIs, with a focus on RAML -- interview with Michael Stowe

Udemy podcast (with me) and infographic on technical writing

Podcast: The divide between academics and practitioners -- Interview with Lisa Meloncon

Podcast: How do design, length, and relevance affect how people use API reference docs -- interview with Bob Watson

Listen to Ed Marsh's Content Content podcast with me as a guest

The key to writing good documentation: Testing your instructions

Introduction to technical writing -- slides and audio recording

API Documentation presentation to East Bay STC chapter -- slides and recording

Recording and slides from "Jekyll vs. DITA: Bridging the Gap Between Tech Comm and the Web" presentation

Recording of API documentation workshop (REST and Javadoc) at tcworld India 2015

Recording of Innovation in Technical Communication keynote at tcworld India 2015

Podcast: The upcoming tcworld India conference on March 12-13, with Akash Dubey

Best practices for API documentation -- podcast with Andrya Feinberg

Survival strategies for API documentation -- slides and recording

API workshop video + audio + slides + workshop files from TC Camp

Moving from passive to reactive documentation -- recording of presentation by Greg Koberger, founder

Podcast: Unifying the API doc publishing toolchain, with Mark Baker

Podcast: Automating REST API documentation, with Peter Gruenbaum

Learning how developers think, and other API doc insights: Podcast with Joe Malin

Getting a job in API documentation: Podcast with Andrew Davis

The Author Experience -- Interview with Rick Yagodich

Slides and recording for "Perfecting the audio narration in instructional video" at Info Dev World

API Doc presentation slides and recording (San Francisco STC chapter)

Information Development World and the Customer Experience -- A Podcast with Scott Abel and Val Swisher

Introduction to API documentation: Interview with Scot Marvin

Lessons learned as a novice API technical writer -- Interview with Mary Linderman (podcast)

Creating code samples for API/SDK documentation (webinar recording, slides, and audio)

Recording of my STC Sacramento presentation -- Why users can't find answers in help material

Videos and reflections from the 2014 Intelligent Content Conference

Tobi Crabtree on Virtual Agents (Intelligent Content 2014)

Val Swisher on Translation Without Borders at Intelligent Content 2014

Noz Urbina on The Biological Imperative for Intelligent Content (Intelligent Content 2014)

Mark Baker on Every Page Is Page One (Intelligent Content 2014)

Rahel Bailie on the Language of Content Strategy (Intelligent Content 2014)

Don Day on Connecting Intelligent Content with Micropublishing (Intelligent Content 2014)

Theresa Putkey on Diagnosing and Solving Content Problems (Intelligent Content 2014)

Kyle Wiens on gamification and iFixit / Dozuki at Intelligent Content 2014

Sarah O'Keefe on The Many Facets of Content Strategy (Intelligent Content 2014)

Marcia Riefer Johnston on Writing (Intelligent Content 2014)

Tom Johnson on Blogging (Intelligent Content 2014)

Recording of STC Berkeley presentation on why users can't find answers in help

Recording and slides for "Why users can't find answers in help" presentation to STC Silicon Valley

Recording of "Video Tutorials for User Assistance" (UA Europe Presentation)

Recording of "Making Content More Findable When Users Browse and Search" (UA Europe Presentation)

Podcast: Include It All, Filter It Afterwards -- Interview with Mark Baker

Webinar Recording: Designing Quick Reference Guides

Webinar Recording -- Organizing Help Content: Breaking Out of Topic-Based Hierarchies

Podcast: Organizing Help Content: Breaking Out of Topic-based Hierarchies

Podcast: Content Strategy and Agility, with Noz Urbina

Podcast: A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, with Donna Spencer

Podcast -- Visual Composing: Document Design for Print and Digital Media, with Jo Mackiewicz

Podcast with Alan Houser -- Candidate for STC Vice President

Podcast with Victoria Koster-Lenhardt -- Candidate for STC Vice President

Podcast: Educational Programs and Workplace Practices

Technical Writing Is More Than "Click This, Select That" [Podcast]

Podcast: Finding and Creating Relevant Content -- Strategies for Social Media

Podcast: Developing a Personal Voice in Audio (Intermountain-STC event)

More Students Questions about Technical Writing

Answers About the Field of Technical Writing for Students

Podcast: From Overlooked to Center Stage (Overlooked)

Podcast: “Anyone Can Write”: Changing Roles for Technical Communicators

Podcast: Trends in Technical Communication

Podcast: Ten Voiceover Techniques (PodcampSLC)

Podcast: What's New in Flare 6 — Interview with Mike Hamilton

Podcast: Documentation in the Cloud

Podcast: Riding the Tide of Technical Communications Consulting

Podcast on getting a job in technical writing (TW Job)

Podcast: The Myth of Single Sourcing

Podcast about the Podcast Poll

Podcast on the seven deadly sins of blogging

Podcast from BYU Idaho Professional Writing Panel

Choosing Between Academic and Corporate Life: Did I Make the Wrong Choice?

My STC Summit Blogging Presentation Is Free

Information Overload -- Conversation with Ricardo Amigo

Podcast with Anne Gentle about her Conversation and Community book

Carcast: Friday Thoughts on Reading, Publish2, and Writer River

Podcast on Content Strategy: Interview with Rahel Bailie

Forms that Work – Interview with Caroline Jarrett (podcast)

Blogging, Podcasting, and Screencasting: Eight Characteristics to Attract Devoted Followers [Part 2]

Blogging, Podcasting, and Screencasting: Eight Characteristics to Attract Devoted Followers [Part I]

Anne Gentle on her Forthcoming Book, Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation

STC Toronto's New Five-and-Five Chapter Model

Richard Hamilton's XML Press Imprint

Converting Readers from Casual Subscribers to Devoted Followers

Madcap's Flare-DITA Solution (podcast)

The State of Structured Authoring in Technical Communication (podcast)

John Hedtke on Disaster Preparedness and Book Publishing

GUI Magnets -- Prototyping User Interfaces with Simple Magnets

James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007 (Podcast with Alan Porter)

Ginny Redish -- Letting Go of the Words (Podcast Interview at STC Summit)

Introduction to Technical Writing (podcast)

Managing Writers: Interview with Richard Hamilton (podcast)

Jane's Presentation, Twitter for Business (podcast)

Podcast -- Blogging for Technical Communicators Webinar (Part 2)

Podcast -- Blogging for Technical Communicators Webinar (Part 1)

Documentation Review Techniques (videocast)

Podcast: Make Your Help Indispensable, Safeguard Your Job

Screencasting -- Workflow and Presentation, by Collin Turner (Podcast)

A Technical Writer with Extra Privileges? Responding to a Question about Roles (Videocast)

Top Technical Communication News for January 2009

Podcast: Help Authoring with Doc-To-Help 2009, Interview with Nicky Bleiel

Podcast: Technical Writing in Agile Environments -- Interview with Alyssa Fox

Podcast: What Is the Technical Writer's Role in Interface Design? Interview with Bogo Vatovec

Podcast: Debunking the Boredom Myth of Technical Writing

Podcast: Personalities of Technical Communicators -- Interview with Deborah (Shapiro) Hemstreet

Podcast: Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing (Single Sourcing)

Podcast: Flare 4 -- Ten New Features, Interview with Sharon Burton

Podcast: What's New in the Field of Technical Communication?

Podcast: Using Video in Training and Documentation, Interview with Todd O'Neill

Podcast: Analyzing Your Users and Needs Before Creating the Help Deliverables; Interview with Nicky Bleiel

Podcast: How to Create User-Centered Documentation, Interview with Joe Sokohl

Thinking About a More Personal Style of Podcasting

Podcast: Workspaces, Collaboration, and Information Sharing -- Interview with Emma Hamer

Podcast: Why Content Management Projects Fail, Interview with Rahel Bailie

Podcast: How XML Enables Information Sharing and Reuse -- Interview with Joe Gollner

Podcast: XSL, Flash, and Live Blogging -- Interview with Sarah O'Keefe

Podcast: Document Engineering, Interview with Robert Glushko

Podcast: Living Multiple Lives -- The New Technical Communicator, Interview with Noz Urbina

Podcast: Embracing Wikis -- Interview with Stewart Mader

Podcast: Moving 50,000 Pages of Unstructured Content to DITA

Podcast: Leading Your Company into the Wikis, Blogs, and Social Networks of Web 2.0

Podcast -- DITA: From the Perspective of Someone Actually Using It

Podcast -- Social Networking and the Value of User Communities for Technical Communicators

Podcast -- Transitioning from Technical Writing into Usability

Podcast -- Tackling Godzilla: A Writer/Usability Consultant Reflects on the Largest Project of her Career

My Blogging and Podcasting Presentation -- the MP3 and Video Recording

Jing Screencast: Getting Up and Running with Jing

Interview with STC President Linda Oestreich: Directions the STC Is Heading

Going Beyond Technical Writing: Practical Advice for Diversifying Your Skillset -- Podcast Interview with Mark Hanigan

All About Madcap Flare: Podcast Interview with Paul Pehrson, MVP in Madcap Software Forums

The Impact of Social Media on Technical Communication -- Podcast Interview with Bill Albing

Technical Communication Suite from Adobe -- Interview with RJ Jacquez

Show Me Demos and Captivate -- Interview with Kevin Siegel

Special DMN Communications Podcast with Tech Writer Voices (me): Are you Hurting Your Career By Not Blogging or Podcasting?

Top 10 Worst Things SMEs Say or Do -- Interview with Brenda Huettner

Building Online Communities: Interview with Svi Ben-Elya about

Answering Tough Questions About Wikis -- Interview with Anne Gentle

Usability Research Behind Microsoft's Ergonomic Keyboard

Location is everything when it comes to getting information from SMEs — Carcast

Virtual Ways of Communicating — Char James-Tanny

Information Architecture: Organizing Chaos, Metadata, Taxonomy vs. Folksonomy, and the Dublin Core

A New Approach: Tech Comm News

Vista and Office 2007: Presentation by David McNamee from Microsoft

Podcasting at the STC Conference: Reasons, Methods, and Reflections

STC Conference: Jack Molisani on Trends in Technical Communication

STC Conference: Geoff Sauer on, the Largest Tech Comm Index Online

STC Conference: Rob Houser on Creating Nontraditional E-Learning

STC Conference: Scott Abel on Web 2.0

STC Conference: Ann Rockley on the Rockley Group Blog and a New CMS Report

STC Conference: Chris Thompson on Searching for a Content Management System

STC Conference: Caroline Jarrett on User Interface Design

STC Conference: Whitney Quesenbery on the Five E's of Usability

STC Conference: Harry Miller on Multimedia Documentation

STC Conference: Stephanie Bryant on Videoblogging

STC Conference: Mike Brazill on Writing for Developers

STC Conference: John Daigle on RoboHelp 7

STC Conference: Debbie Kennedy on Modular Writing and Reusability

STC Conference: Joan Lasselle on Adopting Content Management

STC Conference: Cindy Skawinski on Activity Diagrams (Uniform Modeling Language Artifacts)

STC Conference: Adrienne Escoe on Recruiting

STC Conference: Teresa Lipus, Snake River chapter, Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon

STC Conference: Deanne Levander, Twin Cities, Minnesota Chapter, and John Garison, Vermont

STC Conference: Laurel Bowen, Oakridge Tennessee Chapter

STC Conference: Brad Simmons, Ames, Iowa

STC Conference: Michael Gernes, Central Iowa STC Community

Leadership Day: Jackie Damrau, Dallas, Texas, and Rachel Houghton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Leadership Day: Jeanette Rogers, Seattle, Instructional Design & Learning SIG

Leadership Day: Lorrie Corbett, Philadelphia Metro Chapter

Leadership Day: Hillary Hart, Austin Chapter

Leadership Day: Todd Race, Toronto chapter, Canadian Issues Group

Leadership Day: Dan Dornbrook, Chicago Chapter

Leadership Day: Melanie G. Flanders, China; Beau Cain, Director 8

Leadership Day: Paul Sinasohn, Berkeley Chapter, California

Leadership Day: Holly Harkness, Al Hood, and Howard Speck — Atlanta Chapter

Leadership Day: Rhevati Sampath and Wendy Tung, Berkeley Chapter, California

Leadership Day: Kelly Schrank & Lou Martindale — Mid-South Chapter in Memphis and Suncoast Chapter in Tampa

Leadership Day: Sue Kloster, Willamette Valley Chapter, Oregon

Creating Help in the Web 2.0 Age — Presentation by Neil Perlin

Special Announcements: Add your blog to wiki, and also support Tech Writer Voices

Presentation on Writing and Web 2.0 by Keith Hoffman — Given at the University of Wisconsin

Wikis Are Coming: An In-Depth Exploration of Using Wikis in Documentation — Interview with Katriel Reichman (Israel)

Advertise on the Podcast

A Few Conversations at Doc Train — User Personas, Data Conversion, and Simplified Technical English

My First Carcast: Driving Home from Vancouver After the Doc Train Conference

Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools — Interview with the authors

Interview with George Hayhoe, editor of Technical Communication Journal, on Technical Writing in China and Korea

Defining Experiences: Five STC Candidates Share Influential Stories from the Tech Comm Field

Making Help More Human, and other discussions

Susan Burton Provides an Inside, In-Depth Look at STC's Most Pressing Issues

Special STC Elections Podcast: Interview with Nicky Bleiel, Candidate for Director

Is Technical Writing Boring? Tech Writers as Information Architects

Online Communities, Member Maps, Virtual Chats, Sparkpeople, Intercom, and More

Review of Word 2007, Tool vs. Industry Experience, the Slow Movement, E-mail Tips, and More

First Cohost Podcast — A Natural Conversation about Technical Writing

Discussion about RoboHelp 6 — Interview with Rick Stone

How to Create a Site Where Users Can Actually Find Information — Interview with Thom Haller

Ten Lessons Learned as a Technical Communicator — Interview with Rahul Prabhakar

Mike Hamilton Gives Flare Demo to the Suncoast Chapter

The Convergence of Web 2.0 with Help Documentation — Tom Johnson

Understanding Principles of Usability, Part 2 — Karen Bachmann

Understanding Principles of Usability, Part 1 — Karen Bachmann

Keith Hoffman Interviews Susan Burton, Exec. Director of the STC

Web 2.0, CMS, and DITA — Interview with Ann Rockley

How to Increase Collaboration and Performance — Interview with Emma Hamer

Technical Writing in India — Interview with Sandeep Balakrishna

Another Perspective on Single-Sourcing — Interview with Sarah O'Keefe

Recommended Podcast: Alistair Christie's IT Author Podcast

How To Create a Usable Index — Interview with John McGhie

Podcasting 101 — by Tom Johnson

How to Implement Single Sourcing — Interview with Neil Perlin

Podcasting FAQs

Tech Writer Voices Podcast

Joomla, an Open-Source Content Management System Solution — Interview with Sean Wheller about Joomla

Knowledge Management and Technical Writing — Janet Foley

Flare 2.0 and MadCap Software — Interview with Mike Hamilton

Content Management Professionals — Interview with Scott Abel

Writing for the Web — Ian Koss, Founder of