How to Write an Instruction Manual

David Farbey of the STC European SIG, tweeted about a BBC Radio 4 program called "How to Write an Instruction Manual" that will be broadcast on Friday, 21 August, at 11:00 GMT (FM only). Here is some more information about this for those of us on the other side of the pond.

Full information about this 30-minute program is available at To hear the broadcast in real time, click the ‘Listen Now’ button that will appear on Friday. This program will be available to download as a podcast from Friday 21 – Thursday 27 Aug on the Radio 4 Choice webpage.

To download a podcast of the broadcast, see the Radio 4 website: Look under "Find a Programme". It is under the genres listing in Factual / Science & Nature / Science & Technology category.

Ginny Redish – Letting Go of the Words (Podcast Interview at STC Summit)

Tom Johnson of the STC Intermountain Chapter interviewed Ginny Redish at Tech Summit 09 about her award winning book, Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works. A podcast of the interview lettinggoofthewordsis posted on his blog at Tom writes about the latest trends in technical communication in his blog, "I’d Rather Be Writing"

Tom also runs the Writer River: Tech Comm Social News site. Writer River is a collaborative site where technical communicators can both read and post links to interesting online content.

NASA Goddard Gets on iTunes

July 9th, 2008—Looking for a fun way to keep up with all the cool science and engineering breakthroughs that are taking place at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center? Now available for free from the iTunes store is the official NASA Goddard Shorts podcast series.

By going on iTunes and subscribing to the new podcast, you will gain an "all access" pass to the center, with short videos about the fascinating work being carried out by some of the most talented individuals that NASA employs.

Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Md., is home to the Nation’s largest organization of scientists and engineers working to expand our knowledge of the Earth, solar system and the Universe. Goddard has dedicated its mission to discover and learn more about space and Earth sciences so that we may obtain a better understanding of our planet and the mysteries of the universe. With so many exciting projects going on at the center, this new podcast series gives us a chance to show the world what we’re up to.—NASA

Read the rest of this announcement on the Space Race News, NASA

To subscribe to the podcast, go to the NASA Goddard Shorts home page:

Make sure to check out other NASA podcasts at: