Skill #7: Preparing for the Future of Tech Comm

As the tech comm industry develops, technical writers must embrace a sobering truth: As Dr. Stan Dicks writes in Digital Literacy for Technical Communication, “Technical communicators who add value to their organizations do not merely write and edit documents.”

So how do we prepare for the future of tech comm so we can ensure we’re adding value to our organizations?

Preparing for the future is difficult without a compass – but fortunately – Ted Hudek, Senior Programming Writer at Microsoft, knows the way.

In this episode, Ted shares his tips on how you can prepare for the future of tech comm, including:

  • why you should always have a side learning project.

  • why you should not freak out about tools.

  • why you should actively build relationships with your colleagues.