2moroDocs is a woman-owned company based in the Seattle area of Washington State. Initially, I established Tailored Thoughts in 1987. In the Spring of 2015, I renamed the company to 2moroDocs. I selected 2moroDocs for the name as this was my first blog and social media presence, begun in 2009. At the time, this 2moroDocs site focused on new technologies for technical communication. The “2moro” portion of the name is a text version of “tomorrow” and indicates the future. Hence, 2moroDocs: tomorrow docs. Future docs, now. In transferring everything from Tailored Thoughts to here, I’m merging the information from both.
In the time period of 1987 – 1998, I produced technical documentation and related materials for companies in the Seattle area. Clients included Microsoft; Applied Precision, Inc.; The Write Stuff; Washington Natural Heritage Program, WA Department of Natural Resources (volunteer only); Davey Stephens – Northwest Coast Artist; and the Int’l Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Several of the awards I received were for work completed for the Washington Natural Heritage Program and Davey Stephens. I resumed operations in 2009.
Owner: Julie Norris
I have a B.A. in English – Technical Communications, 30+ years of experience in the field, and have received four industry awards (three STC, one IABC) as well as other recognition for blogging, design, and email marketing. Details about these items are on the Awards page. This company, 2moroDocs, provides writing and content production and management, social media services, and WordPress blog customization. I can also provide technical documentation assistance.
Currently, I run my blogs and sites, handling all aspects of production: writing, graphics, 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.
Activities in Social Media
Recognition for Work Online
In July of 2010, I was named #16 in MindTouch’s list of 25 Most Influential Technical Communicator Bloggers. My blog is included on Alltop.com in the Technical Writing section. 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. This site was added to the Showcase for StudioPress, which develops the themes I use for my websites. In January 2012, I was named #48 of 400 in #TechComm and #ContentStrategy by MindTouch. In the same list, my chat was listed at #92. Here’s a link to the list: The 400 Most Influential in #TechComm and #ContentStrategy. I’m very pleased to be listed in the top 50 in the list, as I had reduced my discussions about technical writing on my blog. However, I continue to write documentation on 2moroDocs and try out new techniques and push the envelope. I was also again included in the list in 2013: 2013 Top Influencers in #TechComm (click the link to the list of the top 100). In 2014, I was named in the Top 40.