How ETC 2017 Showed me that TechComm Rocks!

Technical writers are first of all writers. They are constantly searching for the Castalian Spring trying to fill the Grail of their thirsty mind and soul with the wine of inspiration. That is the gift and that is the curse of the creative people. Sometimes the routine tasks, lack of support, or the technical and communication gaps demotivate the technical writers, and they start wandering around looking for the silver lining. I experienced the fall of enthusiasm but I found the right path to the Muses. It was a long road to Sofia, Bulgaria, where the ETC conference returned me my faith in TechComm.

Check how great ETC was: Evolution of TC

How did the 2-days event inspire me like a million of motivating books? Follow me in my stirring travel and get your portion of ETC: encouragement, talent, and creativity! Continue reading

100 Things Information Developer Should Do in the Lifetime

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

…a small group of information developers decided to create a repository of their knowledge and experience, the temple of the interesting facts gathered from the corners of the technical communication world, the maze that should lead others to the informational enlightenment – the Informaze blog. They planted a tiny seed and now they can witness their blog growing high and fast like a huge beautiful tree. Each blogpost on Informaze is carefully and tenderly grown by the information developers like an apple by the gardeners. Today we have 100 fruits on the tree of knowledge – 100 articles on Informaze!

In the 100th article, I’ve decided to accumulate the most essential elements of the “true information developer”, and find out what we should do in the lifetime to have an honor of calling ourselves “masters of information”.

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Poetry and Prose of Information Developer’s Life

For me, to find a perfect profession has always seemed to be even more difficult than to choose a favorite book. Some jobs were like societies of free poets—creative, funny, extraordinary, but at the same time too crazy and unstable. Other professions that I’ve been choosing look as if they were created by Marcel Proust—before you become interested in it, you should read a thousand pages, and overcome a routine and a desire to fall asleep. So, I was wandering as a Rimbaud’s drunken boat “in search of lost time” (and a place, certainly!), until I’ve accidentally found a new book with a very intriguing and promising title—Information Development. I must confess that when I’ve started discovering this book, I didn’t know the plot, the theme, and the main characters of it. But now, I’ve already read some chapters, and I can honestly tell you that this is a unique profession where poetry and prose are harmonically connected creating a “golden mean”.

So, let’s follow the white rabbit and see what this book is about!

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