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1) Reading Reading from early ages on is what gave me the desire to write in the first place. I started with reading the novels that I found in my late uncle’s home library. Then I started to read anything I could get my hands on, including encyclopedias (which was not quite an efficient way…
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If you are · A rookie writer just starting your non-fiction writing career · A student still in college who would like to earn some cash and take that first step towards professional writing · Someone who would like to make a career shift · Currently a non-writer and would like to develop a writing…
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Audience Analysis for Writers FREE Udemy Course -- CONCLUSION
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First decide on which technical topic or issue interests you the most.Blogging requires a regular effort on a daily and weekly basis. If you do not love the topic you are writing about, it is very difficult to sustain the effort. Secondly, decide where you will publish your blog. I recommend having your own web hosting…
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It’s a wide-spread misconception that technical writing is “boring.” Really? Perhaps it’s time to think again. But let me take a step back first since in one particular sense technical writing is indeed boring since it has to be. And by that this is what I mean: technical writing must be consistent. Variation of description is enemy of tech…
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Sometimes writing less is more. Stick to your main point and show the discipline not to get lost in side-roads. If you raise a question make sure to answer it by the end of your piece.
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Using active voice is a very good idea, except when…
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For long complicated documents with multi-level numbering, multiple page templates, hundreds of tables and images, FrameMaker is the clear choice. As a technical writer I wouldn’t want to use anything else but FrameMaker for any document let’s say over 500 pages (and I’ve written quite a few of them during my career). Watch this video…
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Use parallel construction in your writing for higher comprehension and retention of information. By “parallel construction” we mean a group of sentences that have the same grammatical structure. For example, if a sentence starts with an action verb, other sentences should also start with an action verb. Parallel construction is especially important and effective in…
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© Ugur Akinci Here are the best 5 books that helped me in my writing career: (1) THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE by Strunk and White. No doubt about it. It’s the BIBLE of good plain writing and you can read it in just a few hours. If you still haven’t read it, read it before you move…
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