Technical Editing 101

Presenters: MariLou Harveland and Mike Maisen
Moderator: Sarah Peterson

Entering the technical editing world can be daunting. From evolving technical terms and jargon, to industry-specific language and products, to (gulp) interviewing and coaching subject matter experts in communicating their expertise more clearly, technical editing can pose many challenges along the way. However, the benefits are many. Technical editors in software, medical, legal, science, and engineering industries frequently work with project teams on innovative and fascinating projects. Knowing that you helped translate complex ideas into clear and usable language can bring tremendous job satisfaction, and it can pay well to boot.

Whether you’re an editor who’s interested in fully integrating with the technical world, someone who’s looking for a robust part-time gig, or even if you’re just mildly interested, this meeting topic is for you.