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?