July 20, 2021

Technically Speaking, You're Wrong

Amy Tom welcomes Sarah Day, Technical Writing Manager at LaunchDarkly, to talk about a career in technical writing. What's it like being a technical writer, and how do you become one? Join Amy on this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast while she finds out...


Amy Tom welcomes Sarah Day, Technical Writing Manager at LaunchDarkly, to talk about a career in technical writing. What's it like being a technical writer, and how do you become one? Join Amy on this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast while she finds out what it takes to cut it in the big world of technical writing. cue Rocky stairs training montage music 😤

  • What are Sarah and Amy's grammar/English pet peeves? 🤭 (03:57)
  • How is language evolving? (06:59)
  • How does technical writing differ from other kinds of writing? 📝 (08:59)
  • How do you write for a more technical audience? (14:01)
  • What kind of people are technical writers? 👩🏻‍💻 (19:30)
  • When should you hire a technical writer? (25:13)
  • How much technical knowledge do technical writers need? 🧠 (31:06)
  • What is Sarah's advice for people who want to become technical writers? (37:55)

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