This article was inspired by a talk given by Dominique Joseph to the Editors Association of Canada. The handout is here:
Kelsey Berteaux, Undergraduate Scholarship Winner
I became a technical editor entirely by accident.
Before I was ever interested in English and editing, I worked in IT. I loved working in IT. The job was fast-paced, engaging, and often intense, but it was a blast.
Kelcie Sharp, Graduate Scholarship Winner
I first discovered my interest in technical editing during my undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where I worked as an intern for a semester at a publishing company that provided healthcare and medical information for magazines, newsletters, and websites for hospitals.
We’ve all heard the saying about the three most important things in real estate: location, location, location. That same advice also applies to using keywords on your web pages for search engine optimization (SEO).
In the field of software documentation, Microsoft Manual of Style, Fourth Edition, is a watershed, especially in its effort to frame terminology and discourse vis-à-vis the natural user interface (that is, the new types of interfaces that have begun to appear, especially those that use contact gestures and air gestures).