Neon Genesis Communication

Recently, I was invited to submit a proposal to the upcoming Society for Technical Communication (STC) conference in Spring 2023. I was certainly excited about this opportunity because:

  • I’ve never attended a technical writing conference
  • I’ve never given a presentation outside of an academic or business setting

The mid-September deadline came and went.

So You Want to Be a Technical Writer

This post started off as an email to an upcoming college graduate with a major in English. As someone who also graduated with an English degree, this is advice I would have loved to get as a student. So, if you’re a current student or if you’re simply interested in technical writing as a career, this post is for you.


“Jiu-jitsu teaches us to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. And this pandemic is an uncomfortable situation,” said Renato Tavares during a live video chat with my Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor.

Professor Tavares is a world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and instructor with whom I had the privilege of attending a seminar a couple years ago.