Truly talented Technical Communicators
A recent tweet from Rachel Potts (@Citipotts) advertised her undoubted talent at word carving. The intricacy of the tree branches is something to behold. Rachel is rightfully proud of the results. This got me to thinking of the talents of my fellow professionals away from their day job. Rhonda Bracey (@cybertext) is well known for her quilt making. RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) turns wood for a “hobby” and also makes some money from it.
I wonder what other “left of field” talents we technical communicators have. I know someone whose party trick is a lizard impression to die for. He has it to a tee, even to the point of the facial expression. So come on. Don’t be shy. We all have undoubted talent, so spill the beans. Whether it is artistic, practical or downright goofy, spread the word.
What’s that? Me? BM – Before Marriage – I was a choral singer. Being a tenor helped, but I had the fortune to sing in various Choirs at all the big London concert halls. There’s nothing like getting to grips with Bach in front of 2500 people as a way to unwind. I also got very close to breaking the 40m time for a 10k road race and have a personal best of 1h 36m for a half marathon and 3h 41m for a marathon. Alas after two knee operations 55m for a 10k is about my limit these days. However I still hanker to an ambition to run another half marathon. Never say die!