The 14 Habits of Highly Effective Technical Writers


Barry Saiff
Founder and CEO, Saiff Solutions, Inc.


July 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM


July 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The 14 Habits of Highly Effective Technical Writers

What does it take to succeed as a technical writer?
The first 7 habits cover the basics: How to be effective in developing content, in the midst of processes and people that may not effectively support your work.
The advanced 7 habits cover the next level: How to influence the environment, improve the processes, and educate the people to make continuous improvement possible.

In this webinar, you will learn the 7+7 habits of highly successful technical writers – what they are, why they matter, and how to adopt and implement them.

The First 7 Habits:

  1. Don't take it personally.
  2. Learn before asking.
  3. Ask.
  4. Rewrite.
  5. Acquire feedback.
  6. Understand.
  7. Contribute.

The Second 7 Habits (All of these expand on habit 7):

  1. Learn to lead.
  2. Lead with key concepts.
  3. Lead with process improvements.
  4. Lead with diplomacy.
  5. Lead with customer insight.
  6. Lead with technical communications methodology, gently.
  7. Keep perspective.


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