Technical Writing


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Great talk, lots of good content. Will probably get me blogging again.

Lots of great tips! The "cubing" technique is new to me and I'm looking forward to giving it a try.


The talk was excellent. It helped having writing mirrored with coding, that was excellent.

I do have to say though, the language was perhaps a little rough. I know we're all adults and it's excellent that your personality is coming through, but I think the amount of swearing may detract from the message of the talk for some people.

Great talk. Very inspiring! Thinking I need to start a blog to get some practice in :)

Loved the material as presented. I think you hit the nail on the head when you talk about the "de-suckification" process. It is tedious, but, as you put it, it's the most important part of writing.

I like the steps you offer for writing. I tackle things in structured ways and it's helpful to have a plan of attack. Going to use this information all the time. Thank you!

Slides were hilarious too.

in a word: "awesome"!

Great Pictures! And the talk was even better!

Good talk with some soapboxing thrown in.

"If you don't tell me, I don't know."

Good talk I have been postponing starting a blog for so long. Now I feel like I really have to do it. I loved the ideas on subjects.

Liz, one of the benefits I got from your talk is to de-scarify the writing process. I like to write but sometimes it gets intimidating. Having a process and the tips you present makes it easier to get motivated about it.

Thanks Liz, this will get me blogging about the things I find fixes for that no one is talking about.

I appreciated your humor, and shit slides :p

Very helpful and simplified. will definitely refer to the presentation in my writing

Awesome session, not sure what happened to my previous comment though...

The talk is as advertised, but felt a bit elementary. If the audience has taken a college-level writing class, they might not hear too much new information. I would have liked it more if each bullet point was given with more emphasis on how it can be applied specifically to technical writing, not just writing in general.

The talk is titled "Technical Writing," which seems a bit vague. Something more explicit and descriptive might be "English 101 For Technical Writers."

The "cubing" strategy was great, and was new to me. It would make an excellent pragmatic example to list the steps in the concept, then take a mock idea for a blog post and talk about how to break it down using this technique.

The content was a bit basic for the long-term writers in the crowd but +1 to wanting more on the cubing process. Sounds like some blog posts. ;)

Saw this talk at DPC10 and loved it very much. Even so much that I needed to see it again for which I'm glad I did. Wonderful job, it can't be easy talking to your pc, not having the actual crowd in front of you. She knows her stuff and that makes her not lose focus even when something like a slide is missing. Liz knows how to connect the dots and did it with the same aw[e]some enthusiasm as she always shows at conferences. good job.