Gordon Howard

Is An Editor Still An Editor?

Has the editor’s role changed with technology? Do editors still have the same job to do? Technology has certainly changed some of the ways editors do their work and the types of documents they edit, but not the reason for editing. An editor’s goal is still the same: to improve communication. Depending on the industry and media, there […]

A Summary of the 2016 Tech Comm Benchmarking Survey

The survey is an informal, web-based study that provides some insights into different technical communication subjects. The findings have been substantiated by percentage metrics of achievements and shortcomings, and healthy criticism of weaknesses within the industry. The content of the survey is organized under different categories distinguished by individual headings, fonts, and grids. This makes it more structured, but […]

Writing Agile

If you’ve documented software over the last five years, you’ve no doubt heard a bit (or a lot) about “Agile” software development. (If not, this Wikipedia page will get you started.) In contrast to more traditional models of development that emphasize sticking to a set plan and following a linear process until the entire project […]