This blog began in 2009 as a site to discuss trends and changes in the technical communication industry. In 2011, I switched it over to a focus on use of social platforms. That focus has continued, and I’m also now including some news about social as well.
– Julie Norris
I have a B.A. in English – Technical Communications, over 20 years of experience in the field, and have received four industry awards (three STC, one IABC). My company is Tailored Thoughts, which provides online community management including blogs, Twitter, and Facebook; writing; WordPress blog customization; and of course, technical documentation.
For all of these items, my focus is on use of social media.
Currently, I run my blog, handling all aspects of production: writing, WordPress site coding, and day-to-day management. I’ve become proficient with WordPress, and am familiar with the code, so am able to develop and maintain websites and blogs. I also maintain several Twitter feeds, as follows.
- @2moroDocs focuses on sharing current technology and industry topics of interest to technical writers. This is my main account. It’s been in existence since May 2009.
- @TailoredThought is the feed for my company, Tailored Thoughts. It focuses on social media and business information.
- @TC_Chat is the feed for the #TCchat Twitter chat, for which I am founder and moderator. This feed provides announcements regarding the chat, as well as information about other chats periodically. This was set up in September, 2010.
#TCchat20 is a Twitter chat for technical communication, which I launched in September 2010 as #tcchat. I am the moderator of the chat. For more information, see the #TCchat – #TCchat20 menu item on this blog. The chat officially relaunched on February 8, 2012. There are many chats scheduled and others in planning. There will be guest SMEs at the chats, so be sure and check the schedule on the Facebook page.
In July of 2010, I was named #16 in MindTouch’s list of 25 Most Influential Technical Communicator Bloggers. In January 2012, I was named number 48 of 400 Most Influential in the #techcomm and #contentstrategy fields. I’m honored to be included on both lists. In February 2010, a post was included as a Holy Kaw item on Alltop.com. Also, a number of 2moroDocs posts have been added to the EServer Technical Communication Library, an extensive database of articles related to the field of technical communication. For all of these items, I feel quite fortunate and appreciative.
My company website has been added to the StudioPress Showcase, which is quite an honor. The showcase includes examples of site designs based on use of the StudioPress themes for WordPress. There are some incredible designs, so to me, being included there is very exciting.
It’s been my good fortune to receive recognition for technical and blog writing, social media, and design work. I’d be interested in applying all these skills to your benefit. Let’s get to work! For more information about the company or services provided, please contact me. You can also review the Services page for more information.
Some Favorite Thoughts
- Why not?
- How cool is that? And how can it be used for docs?
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Jill is an e-learning specialist and consultant. She has been in the training industry for over 19 years. She started out managing classroom training, has participated through the evolution to online tools and training materials, and is now looking forward to participating in the many changes in store for e-learning.