The Golden Rules Redux

A session at Technical Communication UK 2012

  • Leah Guren

Tuesday 2nd October, 2012

11:00am to 1:30pm (GMT)

New writers getting started in technical communication often focus on tools; they want to learn how to use the latest versions of the most popular DTPs or HATs. They also scramble to get up to speed on their company’s products and technology domains. While those are necessary elements of the job, they don’t address the fundamental theory of technical communication. Knowing how to use Word doesn’t tell you how to decide what needs to be documented, and how. Learn to analyze technical communication projects based on the Golden Rules—Leah’s key TC theory presented in ten easy-to-remember and apply rules: For example: understand why TC writing requires a different writing style and how to apply it; develop techniques for analyzing audience needs; learn to find and document hidden hazards; analyze information from its visual structure; apply critical analysis to information; …and much more! This 3-hour workshop is a lively hands-on review of key theory. Rules are presented with examples and there are plenty of interactive exercises. Be ready to laugh and learn! This workshop is appropriate for:

  • new tech writers;
  • senior technical communicators who feel that they are in a rut;
  • tech pubs managers looking for ideas for training teams;
  • tech editors looking for the rationale for editorial decisions

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Leah Guren

Owner/operator of Cow TC

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Time 11:00am1:30pm GMT

Date Tue 2nd October 2012

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