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An Old Story Retold

One issue tech writers are facing again is keeping things a little personal.  It’s an old story retold because that’s a major component of any tech writer’s professional blog.  That problem’s surfaced again in things like screen casts and podcasts.  Sometimes, authors will forget to include audio in their screen casts, or they’ll include audio that seems strictly instructional.  The answer’s actually very simple: include short pieces of audi0 (Tom Johnson recommended 5–7 seconds).  That way you include the human element, and you get a little instruction in, too.  Does that also mean being a little more efficient in word use?  Yes, but a tech writer shouldn’t have a problem doing that.

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