My top three interview questions to technical writers, and why

Question: Tell me about yourself Evaluates:-Vocabulary and use of language-Clarity and structure in thoughts-Articulation of their own talents-Ability to understand the context-Understanding the audience-Research skills about audience/subject-Judgment of how much information to provide-Creativity, creating interest, story/examples. Question: Describe technical writing Evaluates:-Familiarity with the profession and the working environment-Familiarity with top skills in writing, grammar, user …

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How much does it cost to have a technical communicator in the company?

When I talk to companies about the importance of Technical Communication and having a properly trained Technical Communicator on staff, I often hear people say: OK, interesting, but how much does it cost me? My answer in this case is: But have you thought about how much it costs you not to have one? A …

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