Murder by metaphor

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The Shanghai Tech Writer blog has a hilarious list of awful metaphors written by high school students. These gems include: Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. Long separated by cruel fate, … Read More

Crosswords for technical writers

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If you’re looking to tease your brain during this holiday week, consider doing a crossword puzzle with a technical writing theme at the Crosswords blog. Never thought I’d see a puzzle with the clue “a family of transformational languages used to describe how to format … Read More

On the Unspoken Rule

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by Sheila Loring Ben Minson at Gryphon Mountain Journals published an entry on the unspoken rule — technical writers who don’t read documentation. Admit it, you’ve been guilty from time to time. For me, learning to use a product on my own is an enjoyable … Read More