In this episode I’m talking to Swapnil Ogale, a Technical Writer Advocate for Redocly based in Melbourne, Australia, who is also a Community and Conference Manager for Write the Docs. He gives us the inside scoop on arranging Write the Docs conferences both in-person and online, and talks to us about the importance of advocacy for technical writers.
We’re back after a short and unexpected break! Sorry to keep you waiting!
This episode you’ll hear Kat Stoica Ostenfeld, an accomplished tech writer living in Copenhagen in Denmark. A linguist by credential, she says diplomacy is the key to being an effective documentarian, and shares how her translation and applied linguistics background helped her find common understanding and success in the world of technical writing.
Additional topics: Beautiful limestone buildings; puppy chat; spouse sacrifices; documentation as its own pillar; language proficiency vs successful communication; the meaning of “documentation”; linguistics applied; the diplomacy of being a tech writer; full stack teams; writing rage; linguistic detective work.
In this episode, I’m excited to be speaking to Caity Cronkhite, Seattle-based founder and CEO of Good Words LLC...
We talk about her experience of starting up as a tech writer both in-house and freelancing, before starting and growing her own successful business in the technical writing industry, and the successes and struggles of operating Good Words LLC in these strange and unpredictable pandemic times.
Additional topics: U-Haul montage; Something Big and Impactful; (not) going the way of the startup; nurturing your network; adult, painstaking colouring.
This week we're speaking to Philip Kiely - author of 'Writing for Software Developers' - about being a first-time author, adventures in Budapest, and how to infiltrate a hackathon during a blizzard!
Philip's website: https://philipkiely.com/
TNBTW website: https://www.thenotboringtechwriter.com/
TNBTW Twitter: https://twitter.com/notboringtech
The KnowledgeOwl crew joins longtime host Jacob Moses to discuss their acquisition of The Not-Boring Tech Writer podcast, including why Jacob started the podcast, how the podcast has evolved, and what listeners can expect for the future.
Mariana Moreira—Technical Writer at Zup Innovation and Community Manager at Brazil's budding tech writing community, Tech Writing BR—shares how you can begin creating usability tests for your organization.
Mike McDermott—Director of Language Translations at MadTranslations—shares how organization can have a seamless, successful translation process, including how to research the right translation service, who to get involved in the research process, and how to create content optimized for translation.