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  Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Even though I've moved on from the illustrious heights of STC chapter presidency, I still receive occasional inquiries from recruiters or employers seeking tech writers with particular skills. Most don't fit my interests, and I usually pass them on to the chapter job board. But this one, from a contract agency, made me stop:

I have a great technical writer on contract with my client (a semiconductor manufacturer). She has been diagnosed with a mass on her lung and we need to replace her. Can you forward my contact information to any writers you might know who are available?

Which leaves me wondering, is this agent more interested in the health and well-being of this "great technical writer," or in filling a vacancy? And whose decision was it that the TW could no longer work? Hers, the client's, or the agent's? Kind of made me shudder.

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WebWord Usability Weblog: Excellent Olympic Graphic (Olympic Dismount). . . I saw a graphic today that really impressed me because I was able to see all the steps involved in an activity. In particular, the New York Times has a great graphic of Carly Patterson performing a difficult dismount. It shows about 10 steps involved in the dismount. It is sort of low quality, but it certainly shows the activity in a manner that is easy to follow and understand. Good stuff! I wish I saw more of this kind of material online. In my opinion, there is nothing quite like a good graphic, chart, image, or table. [Planet HCI]

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