From the President
Much like the daylight hours this month, I’m keeping things short. This month we say some big 'thank you's to our contributors, editors, committee members and everyone who completed our Southern Communicator survey. We've got a few important reminders and a 'save the date' for our next TechCommNZ conference in Tauranga, at the gorgeous Trinity Wharf.
How to be a winner in the 2018 Plain English Awards
Winning an award is the best way to have your work recognised — or your team’s. And for business or technical writers, or people working in communications, the annual Plain English Awards are as good as it gets. Melissa Mebus is a plain language consultant at Write Limited and project manager of the 2018 Plain English Awards. She offers us some trophy tips for success in the 2018 Plain English Awards.
Pondering the 2017 TechCommNZ salary survey results
We sent out our annual Salary Survey in December. Evidence guru Earnsy Liu gives us the breakdown on the TechCommNZ and ASTC results, and how we compare to our cousins across the ditch. Plus, what not to worry about as a technical communicator in Australasia.
Let's Tech Communicate
This month Leah Guren explains why the failure of the Great Venezuelan Rabbit Plan is a lesson for all technical communicators. Mikael Cho, Dr Kevin Larson and others explain the science behind why different fonts change the way you feel when reading on the web. Anne Gibson proffers an Alphabet of Accessibility Issues. We discover the Wildcard Cookbook and other tools to finally conquer Microsoft Word. Then, at last, we take out our phones and have some fun with the fabulous Emoji Scavenger Hunt.