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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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The “Dark” Side of Technical Writing

Professionals in today’s high-tech industries face a few problems along with the pleasures. It’s not all foosball and free espressos. The excitement and fast pace of the computer industry can also mean unrelenting pressure and the stress that comes with it. The tight deadlines and heavy demands of release dates often result in long hours of relentless work.

As if your tired, scratchy eyes and tension headaches aren’t problem enough, many software programs with heavy mouse use can cause carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive stress injuries. Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams wasn’t kidding when he said that technology is no place for wimps!

Choose Your Deadline: Aggressive or Insane?

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