Location of Technical Authors – new data added to the map

The Institute of Technical Communicators has kindly provided us with additional data for our Location of Technical Authors map. They’ve supplied us with an anonymised list of the location of ISTC members. These are indicated by the peach coloured pins on the map. It confirms the locations where there are shortages of Technical Authors, with the exception… Read more »

Is there gender bias in your Technical Author job advert?

Simon Morisawa-Bostock pointed me towards an article on gender bias in job advertisements (You Don’t Know It, But Women See Gender Bias in Your Job Postings): A scientific study of 4,000 job descriptions revealed that a lack of gender-inclusive wording caused significant implications for recruiting professionals tasked to recruit women to hard-to-fill positions underrepresented by women. Researchers… Read more »

Creating a map showing the location of Technical Authors

Sarah Maddox’s post on how she has added “techcomm titbits” onto an interactive map, prompted me to look at whether we could create a map showing the location of Technical Authors around the UK. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for years, and Sarah’s post suggested it was much easier to do these days, thanks to… Read more »

Please take part in our brief survey on Technical Author recruitment

Please take part in our brief survey, and share your thoughts on hiring technical communicators/Technical Authors.Training and recruitment can be closely related, which is partly why we are conducting two surveys. Here is the link: Cherryleaf Recruitment Survey There are eight simple questions, and it should only take a couple of minutes to complete. By… Read more »