19 episodes

In The Manuscript, we dive into the intersection of writing and the development of technology products. Every couple of weeks we talk to people making a difference in Technical Writing, Instructional Design, UX Writing, Content Strategy and anywhere else there’s someone thinking about content in digital products and the tech industry.

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In The Manuscript, we dive into the intersection of writing and the development of technology products. Every couple of weeks we talk to people making a difference in Technical Writing, Instructional Design, UX Writing, Content Strategy and anywhere else there’s someone thinking about content in digital products and the tech industry.

    #19: Training, mentorship and diversity for writers in tech

    #19: Training, mentorship and diversity for writers in tech

    In this episode we interview John A Paz, senior content designer at Menlo Security. Our chat with John was so inspiring to us that we just had to share the full conversation with you. And to improve your podcasting experience we split it into two episodes. So today you'll listen to part two, where he dives deep into the reality of the tech market for writers, and how we have a long way until we reach racial equality and inclusion. We also talk about how mentoring and training junior tech writers can be key into transforming lives and the market.  

    On part one, we explore John’s career, his experience in tech writing at Atlassian and Menlo, illustrated with his real day to day challenges, and how tech writing can be a great entry point for people interested in joining the tech market.

    Check out John Paz's website to know more about his work! https://johnapaz.com/



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    The Manuscript's Book List

    On every episode, we ask our guests what book is currently on their night stand, and what book would they recommend for us to know more about what they do. Check out the official book recommendations list in our Twitter profile, or on our Goodreads bookshelf.

    Check it out here: http://bit.ly/the-manuscript-goodreads

    If you want to keep up with our latest news and insights, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheManu_script_

    • 34 min
    #18: Building a career in Tech Writing

    #18: Building a career in Tech Writing

    This episode is especially interesting for you, fellow tech writer, or aspiring tech writer, out there in the world. 

    We interview John A Paz, senior content designer at Menlo, and he dives deep into the reality of working in the tech writing market. Our chat with John was so inspiring to us that we just had to share the full conversation with you. And to improve your podcasting experience we split it into two episodes. So today you'll listen to part one,  where we explore John’s career, his experience in tech writing at Atlassian and Menlo, illustrated with his real day to day challenges, and how tech writing can be a great entry point for people interested in joining the tech market.

    Check out John Paz's website to know more about his work! https://johnapaz.com/

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    The Manuscript's Book List is finally here!

    On every episode, we ask our guests what book is currently on their night stand, and what book would they recommend for us to know more about what they do. Check out the official book recommendations list in our Twitter profile, or on our Goodreads bookshelf.

    Check it out here: http://bit.ly/the-manuscript-goodreads

    If you want to keep up with our latest news and insights, follow us on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/TheManu_script_

    We want to know you! 

    Send us an email to themanuscriptpodcast@gmail.com sending your feedbacks, comments and suggestions!

    • 45 min
    #17: Technology's impact on journalism and Black Lives Matter

    #17: Technology's impact on journalism and Black Lives Matter

    On today's episode, we interviewed Carlisa Johnson, multimedia journalist based in Atlanta. Her work focuses on race and gender politics, specifically highlighting experiences within the African Diaspora. We started things off by talking about Carlisa's career and her experience as a journalist, we also explored the connection between journalism and technology, and finally talked about activism, and her protagonism in the Black Lives Matter movement. 

    On every episode, we ask our guests what book is currently on their night stand, and what book would they recommend for us to know more about what they do. Check out the official book recommendations list on our Goodreads bookshelf: http://bit.ly/the-manuscript-goodreads

    If you want to keep up with our latest news and insights, follow us on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TheManu_script_


    We want to know you! Send us an email to themanuscriptpodcast@gmail.com sending your feedbacks, comments and suggestions!

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    Episode's links:
    Check out Carlisa's website to know more about her work and her podcasts:
    https://www.carlisajohnson.com/
    https://www.carlisajohnson.com/podcasts

    Atlanta Resistance Revival Chorus:

    https://www.resistancerevivalchorus.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaResistanceRevivalChorus/

    https://instagram.com/atlantaresistancerevivalchorus?igshid=12e0aiunxh42i

    MIT Technology Review: How Google Docs became the social media of the resistance, by Tania Basu

    https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/06/06/1002546/google-docs-social-media-resistance/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1591401450

    The Ground Truth Project
    https://thegroundtruthproject.org/

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    #16: Data Science, communication and AI ethics

    #16: Data Science, communication and AI ethics

    On this episode, we interview Ayodele Odubela, a Data Scientist and AI Ethicist who believes we should be using tech to make the lives of marginalized people better. We dive deep into the world of Data Science, Machine Learning and AI, and the challenges of communicating data. We also explore how we should bring more ethics and diversity into the field, if we want to create a more equal and just society, especially for underrepresented minorities.

    Checkout Ayodele's books in the links below
    https://www.ayodeleodubela.com/uncovering-bias-in-ml
    https://www.ayodeleodubela.com/product/getting-started-in-data-science

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    The Manuscript's Book List is finally here!

    On every episode, we ask our guests what book is currently on their night stand, and what book would they recommend for us to know more about what they do. Check out the official book recommendations list on our Goodreads bookshelf: http://bit.ly/the-manuscript-goodreads

    If you want to keep up with our latest news and insights, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheManu_script_

    We want to know you! Send us an email to themanuscriptpodcast@gmail.com sending your feedbacks, comments and suggestions!

    • 56 min
    #15: Art and tech - from physical to digital

    #15: Art and tech - from physical to digital

    This episode is for all the art lovers out there, who are also passionate about tech. 

    We've interviewed Clare Brooks, who's worked as a creative producer in animation from Universal Studios to Nexus in London, making a move to AR and VR storytelling in Google and Facebook, and finally taking a leap into the art world. Now she's a producer at Google Arts and Culture Lab, experimenting with AI and machine learning. 

    She talks about the challenges of  bringing an artwork from physical to digital and vice versa, the impact COVID-19 has brought to her industry and how we consume art, and also the role of writing and communication in all of it.

    We want to know you! Send us an email to themanuscriptpodcast@gmail.com sending your feedbacks, comments and suggestions!
    If you want to keep up with our latest news and insights, follow us on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/TheManu_script_

    • 57 min
    #14 mini episode: Newsletters and book recommendations

    #14 mini episode: Newsletters and book recommendations

    And today we're breaking the rules. This is a special, surprise, mini episode for you.
    So last week we talked to Beatriz Guarezi about breaking the rules of content creation through newsletters. She’s a Senior Brand Manager at Liv Up, inhabiting the universe of brands since 2013 through research, consulting and content creation. She's the author and creator of Bits to Brands, a weekly newsletter that unites the fields of brand and technology, reaching thousands of professionals throughout Brazil.

    And as you know, in the Manuscript we have a block where we ask our guests  what are they currently reading, and also their book recommendations for the episode's theme.  And Beatriz, being the incredible curator that she is, has given you a gift: here you can find links for this massive booklist she has curated over the years. And to celebrate this gift, we decided to keep our chat with her about books, and quarantining in a separate episode. So listen to that bit of our interview in this special, mini episode, and don't forget to checkout the links below to collect your gift!

    Book lists:
    https://medium.com/bits-to-brands/saia-da-internet-e-v%C3%A1-ler-um-livro-c7d1e1d24236
    https://medium.com/bits-to-brands/estante-coletiva-5270043cd77e 

    For our non-portuguese-speaking listeners: although the articles above are in Portuguese, there's an Amazon link to all books cited, so you can purchase the english version.

    Bits to Brands
    If you're Brazilian, or a Portuguese speaker, subscribe to Bits to Brands through the link below:
    https://www.bitstobrands.com/

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    Send us an email to themanuscriptpodcast@gmail.com 

    If you want to keep up with our latest news and insights, follow us on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/TheManu_script_

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TheObservantServant ,

Necessary, very informative podcast for all writers.

As a recent grad with a bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering, I'm convinced engineering grants a very wide range of skills. Among those skills is the fundamental need to explain a structure. Personally, I find beauty in structure. Many others don't care to dwell too much on structure and want to be creative in writing about a concept.

Whatever perspective one has, this podcast shares how open this trade of technical writing can be.

I love to write, and I look forward to more episodes that peels of the many layers in the substance of technical writing. The way the interviews are handled are so inspiring, especially if you intend to make writing as a fundamental skill branch to whatever career you may have.

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