Category Archives: Blog

My Elevator Pitch

In the US we often talk about an “Elevator Pitch.” It’s a brief speech, delivered within a few seconds (the usual duration of an elevator ride), and is used to describe a project, service or product. For example, when I’m

What is a Technical Communicator?

In the world of technical communication there are many paths. For example, my career has taken me through various jobs where I was an Information Architect, a Documentation Specialist, a Technical Writer/Trainer, and a Technical Training Facilitator. Sometimes my job

Which Candidate Would You Hire?

Finding the perfect candidate to fill an open position within your organization requires considerable effort on your part. Let’s say you’re looking for a Technical Communicator with experience in technical writing, user experience design and technical translation. Where to begin?

Customize Your Resume – How Far Should You Go

If you have been in the job market for an extended period of time, it can be tempting to create a resume of broad skills and experience that can be sent out to a variety of employers and industries. However,

If You Have a Job, Do You Still Need a Resume?

If your employment status has not changed in the last few years, chances are you have not given your resume a second glance after you obtained your current position. While you may feel relieved that you no longer have to

How to Avoid Common Resume Mistakes

Finding the job of your dreams after several months of searching can create a sense of urgency when you sit down to write your resume. With hundreds of other interested applicants submitting their resumes for the position, you want to

Technical Communication – Degree or Certification?

This is not an either/or proposition. A solid education is the foundation of a successful technical communication career; actually, of any career. But is it essential that in order to pursue a career in technical communication you must have earned

5 Tips for Successful Business Writing

Business writing is defined as writing formal and information reports, memorandums, proposals and other internal and external communications that aid in the organization and structure of everyday business. Done correctly, business writing can be a strong infrastructure holding many successful

The Founder of Writing Associates

Writing Associates was founded by Kris Hurst, technical writer and trainer. Ms. Hurst holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education and a Master’s degree in Business Administration – General Management. She has professionally combined her business, teaching, and writing skills