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My writing includes an array of types and styles. Here are some highlights.
Table of Contents
- News Briefs
- Software Test Essentials
- Software-quality column "Our Take"
- QA/Requirements Article
- Book Review (Pearls from Sand)
- Plastic surgery articles
- Technical writing
- Marketing copy and layout
- Internal Company Newsletters
- Freelance and newspaper articles
- My published books
- My Blog (opens new tab)
News briefs I wrote for the Trellist news page.
This software testing article provides six essential learnings for anyone testing software: 1. Adaptability to Context, 2. Adaptability Meets Planning, 3. Requirements, 4. Use Case vs. Test Case, 5. Smoke and Regression Test, 6. Start-to-Finish (published in "Tea-Time with Testers" magazine, March/April 2014, Year 4, Issue III).
My software-quality column "Our Take" appeared twice a month in STQe-Letter, a subscriber-based publication with a circulation of 30,000.
Many columns were selected and published in this "Best of" collection:
Some use "Knowledge Management" as a synonym for "Training." This KM article is about the often-missed ingredient: employee/knowledge-into-workflow.
This QA article is about recognizing the presence of undocumented requirements in software-development projects, with tips on how to capture them:
In his book "Pearls from Sand: How Small Encounters Lead to Powerful Lessons," Karl Wiegers parlays those lessons into an entertaining series of stories, each with a useful message. Here is my review of Karl's book:
I wrote the following articles for the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery (2005–2007):
The following are examples of my technical writing:
The following are samples of my marketing copy and layout:
I was the primary writer, as well as the editor and design/layout person, for two internal company newsletters:
NM/Times newsletter, NMT Software Development Corporation, 1997–1999 (printed copy available upon request).
- Chatter newsletter, Municipal Code Corporation, 1987–1989. Click to see my Chatter Archive.
Sampling of articles written freelance, as well as when I was a newspaper editor and reporter. Some of these titles are links to an image of the article. For the others, I have printed copies available upon request:
I've written and published three books: