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The Art of Minimalism

When is a little too little and when is too much too much? Answering this question can lead to confusion and frustration for writers. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone. But what can the arts teach…

Accessibility Basics for Professional and Technical Writers

As we move forward to create a more diverse and inclusive world, delivering accessible content becomes increasingly important. But what do we mean by “accessibility” and why should accessibility be important to professional and technical writers? In this session, Bob…

What does the future hold for a career in professional technical writing?

If history is any indicator of the future then it stands to reason that the employment environment will continue to change. Sometimes drastically. In this episode of Room 42, we have a candid conversation about techniques and strategies that can…

How to get invited to that cool new project

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Jack Labriola, Kennesaw State University, explains how to help colleagues in different disciplines see the importance of technical communication and user experience and…

De-Myth-ifying the Book Writing Process

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Heidi Lawrence, George Mason University, explains what the book writing process is really like and why it’s worth doing Season 1, Episode 1…

Job Search 2.0: Artificial Intelligence Impact in Candidate Pre-Screening

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Huiling Ding explains the impact of AI tools on job application materials and strategies Season 1, Episode 17 | 47 min https://episodes.castos.com/5f0873f9f1ecc0-61906007/2021-03-03-Ding.m4a        …

Chart Busters!

It’s Weird Chart Day! In this TC Dojo we explore good charts gone bad! Sometimes it is easier to learn by example and some of the best lessons can be learned from bad examples. Sara Doan walks through some stunning…

Ethics in Technical Communications

Room 42 is where practitioners and academics meet to share knowledge about breaking research. In this episode, Sam Dragga discusses ethical practices in developing research projects, writing and revising manuscripts, and interacting with editors and reviewers. Season 1, Episode 1…