TechCommNZ Newsletter

In this issue, Meredith reports on exciting study options for 2018, ITx 2018, Plain English Awards finalists, and the TechCommNZ Salary survey. Earnsy looks deeper into the debate around outline numbering in 'What's the evidence?'. Grant asks one space or two, and advises you to get your but out of there in 'Let's Tech Communicate'. Claire and Cindy report on the UX Conference. We're celebrating the clearest of them all with the Plain English Awards ceremony scheduled for 23 November.

From the President

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all having a productive month and you are continuing to champion the role of technical communicators in your organisations. Sometimes it can be tough being a lone wolf in a big organisation, but that’s what TechCommNZ is there for – to provide support, inspiration, friendship, and opportunities. At least, that’s what it means for me!

There’s plenty going on with TechCommNZ at the moment, and some exciting options for study in 2018.

08 November 2017 | Read more...

What's the evidence for outline numbering?

Earnsy Liu, TechCommNZ member and GDID student, looks for evidence (not just opinions) to help you manage the daily conundrums we face in our profession. If you have a question for Earnsy to tackle, please email comms@techcomm.nz. In this post, Earnsy looks deeper into the debate around outline numbering.

08 November 2017 | Read more...

Let's Tech Communicate

This month Grant asks one space or two, offers the Useless Assistance - Halloween Edition, advises you to get your but out of there, and more.

08 November 2017 | Read more...

Writing is design’s unicorn skill: UXNZ conference report

The recent UX New Zealand conference in Wellington was stunningly well attended – with well over 400 delegates drawn from NZ private enterprise and government, and a great line-up of local and overseas speakers. Claire Nicholson and Cindy Staudt report on the proceedings.

08 November 2017 | Read more...

Celebrating the clearest of them all

The Plain English Awards encourage New Zealand organisations to favour clarity over complexity and celebrate those who choose to be clear. On 23 November people from throughout New Zealand will be celebrating the winners of this year's Plain English Awards at a ceremony in Wellington, and you're invited!

09 November 2017 | Read more...