October 2023

Kia ora koutou katoa,

It's been a busy couple of months. Read all about it in this plain-language-packed edition of the TechCommWire.

From the President

Katie confirms our board arrangement now that she has stepped down as President, covers some highlights across the year and asks you to vote for a name for our new shared journal.



This month we're saying goodbye to Katie and welcoming our new board members. We're reminding you to vote for our new journal name, recapping this year's Plain Language Awards night and celebrating our TechCommNZ finalists!


Happy Birthday Plain Language Act 2022

It's been a year since the Plain Language Act 2022 became law. Have you wondered what the organisations it applies to have been doing during that time? We share what we know!


What's the evidence

Do grammar checkers improve writing? They may help you learn grammar rules, but it's best not to rely on them. Here's why.


Let's tech communicate

A list of articles, tools and links that we hope you'll find useful in your daily mahi as a technical communicator.

On the radar this month: plain language culture, plain language standards, simple words and phrases, redefining your professional identity with AI, WCAG 2.2 resources, accessibility articles, and the pros and cons of using dark mode.