Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Procedure and Training (Part 1)

In my most recent series, I discussed “What makes an effective procedures writer,” based on a poll at LinkedIn. One of the points I made in the series, and emphatically in the procedure-writing course (which you can still request from … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Procedure Writer? (Part 10)

If you are a member of the Technical Writer in Action community on LinkedIn, you now understand why I could not tackle the topic of “effective procedure writing” in the comment section. This is the final installment, and I thank … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Procedure Writer? (Part 9)

The basic characteristics of an “effective” procedure writer have been discussed in the previous eight posts. In the final two posts, I am stepping out a little further (on the limb, as it may be). In the wrap-up to this discussion, … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Procedures Writer? (Part 8)

We are discussing the characteristics of effective procedure writers, specifically those that go beyond the basics of the poll question on the Tech Writer group forum. The second element of the effective procedure writer is the ability to differentiate between … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Procedure Writer? (Part 7)

To date, we have discussed the tools of effective procedure writing, as referenced in the poll question in the Technical Writing in Action group on LinkedIn. Yes, the ability to write and gather information are critical. Training is very valuable … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Procedure Writer? (Part 6)

The third option in the poll question, “What makes an effective procedure writer?” deals with the mastery (or at least effective use of) procedure development tools. In this regard, I am somewhat less adamant about my position than on the … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Procedure Writer? (Part 5)

In the poll question, one of the options was “technical writing and interview skills.” Today we will discuss interviewing skills, though (in my typical fashion) will broaden the concept. Interviewing skills is a subset of a larger category we can … Continue reading

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