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Perspectives in Leadership: For technical writers, there’s more to development than developers

Published: December 12, 2022

As a Senior Technical Writer at Pluralsight, Danielle receives content created by technical authors and training architects and reviews it from a student’s perspective. The key questions she asks are, “Do I understand this content? Can I learn from it?” 

She notes one of the most important traits for this role is being able to do research and know where to look for important information, such as vendor documentation and style guides, to help validate content.

There’s also the editing side, which takes shape in two forms: copyediting and proofreading. Danielle explains, “With copyediting, we are reviewing the piece as a whole and making sure it looks good from a bigger lens. With proofreading, we’re looking at grammar details, such as commas. We spend a lot of time looking at content, and we always keep the student in mind.”