TCUK18 Speaker Alison Peck – If variety is the spice of life…

Alison Peck will be giving a presentation at TCUK18 entitled “If variety is the spice of life…”.

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I enjoy a challenge and rarely turn down a professional one– something has to be well outside my comfort zone before I say ‘No’ for lack of enthusiasm. I do consider, though, the financial impact of learning new skills and how useful they are likely to be in the future.

This session looks at some of the ‘non-standard’ things I have done – the things that some technical communicators may hand over to colleagues who are specialists in that area – and how they have worked out for me and (more importantly) for my employer/clients and the people using what I develop.

About Alison Peck

Technical communicator wasn’t on my list of possible jobs when I was at school. Like many, I fell into it. But by then, I’d developed a life-long fascination with language, with learning, and with the visual appearance of information. When I finally found myself working outside the health service, it was with small companies where everyone knew me. I sorted out their Word issues, proofread their marketing materials and even helped them phrase a CV a little better. I loved hearing “Do you think you could…?” because that often led to something I hadn’t tried before. Exciting? Maybe. Different? Definitely.