Looking ahead to National Day on Writing
This year, Technically We Write plans to mark the National Day on Writing with a week-long set of articles and roundups about writing.
In the late 2000s, the National Council of Teachers in English (NCTE) sponsored a pretty neat idea: everyone does some level of technical and professional writing, and we need to recognize that. On November 12, 2009, they celebrated the first National Day on Writing.
Officially recognized in 2009 and 2010 through US Senate resolutions, the National Day on Writing (also called the National Day of Journalism) challenges all of us to recognize how writing impacts our everyday experience.
Since 2017, the National Day on Writing is celebrated on October 20. If you are planning an event in your area, you may also want to download the NCTE's toolkit.
Technically We Write
This year, Technically We Write plans to mark the National Day on Writing with a week-long set of articles and roundups about writing. Everything on Technically We Write is about writing and technical writing, but we wanted to recognize the National Day on Writing with a series of articles.
But you don't have to wait for the National Day on Writing to get started! Technically We Write is a community of technical writers, technical editors, copyeditors, web content writers, and all other roles in technical communication. We'd love to share your story!
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