Links for Every Technical Writer

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Hello there. I am going to take time today and list resources online that have proven beneficial to me in my Technical Writing career.

Techwhirl Online Magazine – Connie and Al have done a wonderful job revamping this magazine and much is planned for the future as they develop the Special Writer’s Unit. If you are a technical writer and would like to write for this magazine, be sure to check them out.

Technical Writing World – If you are a technical writer and NOT on this site, you are missing out on a wonderful professional and social community. This site is a great place to ask for help, create discussions, and shoot the breeze.

Twitter – I never would have thought twitter would help a career. However, following others in my field, along with companies that would hire technical writers has proven to be worth the time. I have had more than a few contracts found this way, along with guest posts and tidbits of information.

Google Reader – An RSS feed of any kind helps to keep the websites I frequent handy without the need to check in with each site individually. When one of the sites puts out an update, it shows up immediately in the reader. Every time I find a technical writing website I find of benefit, I add the URL to my reader. Saves a lot of time researching and staying current with technical writing trends.

Freelance Writing Gigs – This website is updated every single day of writing, editing, and technical writing jobs. I have received a couple projects through this site. It is always worth at least a quick look in the morning.

What are your favorite professional websites?

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2 thoughts on “Links for Every Technical Writer

  1. You might also want to consider two other related professional social networks – Assoc. of Tech. Comm. and Tech. Comm. Alliance. See my blog post http://goo.gl/n8xIX. Soon STC will come out with another one called MySTC. For tech writers doing user assistance, you will want to see http://www.writersua.com. Then, of course, there are user groups, such as for Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe RoboHelp, etc. depending on what tools you use. There are many articles on http://www.KeyContent.org. And finally, there are any number of bloggers sharing insights about our profession – start at http://www.billalbing.com and follow that blog roll to see more.

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