alarm-clock Slowing down for the summer

We will slow our publication schedule over the summer, but back to our regular schedule in the fall.

Technically We Write is proud to support the professional and technical writing community. Everyone does professional and technical writing, no matter your role - it’s not just for “technical writers.” And the articles and guides that you share with us help our many readers to gain new skills and learn about new writing technologies.

We are committed to being there for our community. We look forward to sharing many more of your stories, how-tos, and other articles with the community. This is an exciting time in technical writing, and we are thankful for our supportive and dedicated community.

In our first year, we published a new article every day of the week. This required a significant commitment, but the frequent publication schedule allowed us to quickly establish Technically We Write and grow our community. With the turn of the calendar, we shifted our schedule, consistently publishing new articles every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This adjustment allowed us to balance reviewing new submissions from the community, and writing our own articles for the website. Three days per week has worked very well in providing that balance.

But it’s the summer, and that means vacation time. We are a small team at Technically We Write, and we need a break, too. And we wanted to share with you that we will slow our publication schedule over the summer. Starting Monday, July 1, we will run articles once per week, on Mondays.

The website isn’t going anywhere, we’ll always be here for you and our community of readers and writers. And starting in September, 2024, we’ll be back to our regular, more frequent publication schedule.

In the meantime, stay tuned throughout the summer for a series of excellent articles that we have planned. Here’s a preview of some of the articles our community is working on:

  • Jim is writing a book about technical writing tools and technologies, focusing on several key milestones in writing with digital technologies including Jerry Saltzer’s RUNOFF and original Unix nroff and troff. Jim has already shared a few articles with us that are “previews” of the book, such as a breakdown of early popular desktop word processors like WordStar on the PC and a deep dive into how nroff works on the inside. Expect more articles in this series from Jim as he continues to work on the book. Jim plans to have a final draft ready in the fall.
  • Robin is planning an article series about how to get the most out of Microsoft Word. The series will be a series of how-tos, intended to help professionals to use Word as more than just an “electronic typewriter,” including defining and using styles.
  • We recently spoke with several professional writers, across several industries, and are reaching out for interviews.
  • The editorial team is also looking forward to several “roundup” articles. A “roundup” is where we pose a question to our community and ask you to share your thoughts. We’ve published similar roundups for your favorite word processors, fonts you like to use, and how you got started in technical writing.

And if you have an article you’d like to share with us, let us know! We’re always excited to share your stories. Contact our editors to get started.