Not All Technical Writing is Good: How I Taught iPad to My 96-Year-Old Neighbor

msfosterWhen I tell people that I write about technology, they think that I am a technical writer for Wireless and Mobile News, for which I am editor and a technology writer or journalist. I cover breaking technology. Part of my talent is figuring out what people want to read and then giving them the information in a format that they can understand. When I wrote “Computers Made Plain” articles for Investor’s Business Daily, I wrote for the audience of intelligent investors who needed to know how computers worked.

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One Secret that Great Writers Won’t Tell You

trafficjamMany people don’t realize what a writer can really do for you. Writers are information gathers.  We know how to get people to tell us interesting stories.  We then take the stories and spin them into sales or great impressions.

The world is bombarded with way too much information (TMI). Writers know how to pick out the weeds from the facts and make beautiful bouquet of symbols and analogies.

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