How long has it been since you updated the knowledge and skills you use to perform your work? If you lost your job right now, would your present skills be sufficient to land a new one? What have you learned recently about the emerging trends in technical communication?
Learning a new software package can be intimidating. People are creatures of habit, and change can make them uncomfortable. If you’re thinking about implementing a content management system to manage your technical documentation, you are probably wondering how to prepare and encourage your editorial staff.
When I decided to go back to graduate school in 1994, I had no idea I’d end up a technical editor. I finished school in 1996, not knowing much about technical writing.