I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at the Evolution of Technical Communication conference in Sofia, Bulgaria in June. Not only that, but I’ll also be leading a workshop!
How to assemble a quality writing portfolio
We’ve all spent a long time trying to decide how to craft the perfect cover letter and resume to apply to new positions. Often times we are also expected to present writing samples – if not in the application, at some point in the interview process. These writing samples are the key to showing potential employers that you can concisely explain a process in various mediums.
In this talk we’ll discuss:
- How to pick the best writing samples for a job application
- How to approach additional writing prompts and homework
- Document design and packaging writing for print and the web
- Empathy for our potential employers, readers of the writing samples
We’ll also touch on how to update your existing work to meet the expectations in the job description.
When to create video documentation
There are many ways to help people learn and understand how to use new technologies. Visual learners succeed best with clear screenshots, GIFs, and video documentation. Video can be a crucial part of your technical education strategy.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- When to make a video and when NOT to make a video
- Tips for creating scripts and storyboards
- How to make videos people will actually want to watch
- Maximizing video usability
Instead of focusing on how to use a specific tool, as availability and expertise levels are different, we will work on the decision process for the type of content you should create and the crucial pre-work needed to make quality video documentation.