Author Archives: Dave Wilks

About Dave Wilks

I am the lead technical writer at Towers Watson. My main interest is trying to keep up with the latest and greatest technologies in technical communication. I try to keep my Swiss Army knife of tools and skills as sharp as possible.

An Interview with Andrea Enright

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Andrea Enright runs The Boot Factor, a content marketing company that’s been around since 2001. How long have you been in technical communication as a profession? I started at a–which later became in Denver in 1999, just one … Continue reading

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Summit Registration Discounts

Have you ever been to the Summit? It’s great with a tremendous batch of speakers and topics. Last year, I attended with some coworkers and we were able to divide and conquer. Plus, there was always someone to hang out … Continue reading

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It’s not formatting, it’s decribing

One of the issues I’ve encountered with content strategy is understanding the notion that structured content — a cornerstone of content strategy — takes formatting out of the hands of the writer.  I think to myself, “Self, how can I indicate that something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Will Shakespeare Technical Writer and Editor

I haven’t reviewed poetry since college, and those memories of Sylvia Plath and William Carlos Williams are specks in the rear-view mirror of life.  I haven’t read that many poems since then either. So when I picked up Will Shakespeare … Continue reading

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A First Timer’s Reaction to the STC Summit or Rules for Attending My Next Summit

I’ve wanted to attend an STC Summit for a long time. I first joined the STC around 2002 and have not been an overly active member. However, I always wanted to attend a Summit to get to know other writers … Continue reading

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