Category Archives: Career

Emo analytics with Allie Proff – Content Content episode 17

Allie Proff works for freaking Boeing. We discuss emotive analytics, technical storytelling, technology as a tool for good and bad, and a meta podcast moment.

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Allie Proff, Content Content podcast episode 17 guest
Allie Proff, Content Content podcast episode 17 guest

Allie on Twitter

Allie’s technical writing twitter

Allie on LinkedIn

 

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From competitors to colleagues: STC as community

I considered everyone else in my field the competition early in my career. I had to fight them for jobs; they were the enemy. I didn’t really get the value of professional memberships or conferences. I didn’t join STC, the Society for Technical Communication, until I was laid off from my first job, after 12 years in the field that I fell into.

I went to my first STC NY Metro chapter meeting, and right away someone said ‘you look just like Bernard [Aschwanden]’. I had no idea who Bernard was. Now, he’s a good friend and twin. Several years and several meetings later, I connected with someone who got me my current position, which I’ve now held for over six years.

Ed Marsh and Bernard Aschwanden at STC Philadelphia Metro Conduit 2016
Ed Marsh and Bernard Aschwanden meet at STC Philadelphia Metro Conduit 2016

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Are content professionals represented at hackathons?

My wife recently attended a weekend-long hackathon. I noticed that no one at the competition was a content strategist or content professional. Why not?

What’s a hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition where teams compete to create the best version of the concept that they can.

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Users or people with Jack Molisani – Content Content episode 15

Jack Molisani, president of ProSpring Staffing and Executive Director of The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference talks about technical communication hiring, rebranding, content strategy, and how he’s seized opportunities his entire career.

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Episode 15 guest Jack Molisani
Episode 15 guest Jack Molisani

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