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The Diana Initiative - Step 2: Editing, Step 3: Profit

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You know how to hack all the things, and you do it well, but if you don’t write up your findings coherently, you’re not gonna get paid. If you insult or confuse your clients, you’ll have to spend your time cleaning up messes instead of increasing your skills and advancing your career.

I’m one of five technical editors who perform grammar QA on reports and presentations at Bishop Fox. Our consultants have us to rely on, but many security professionals have no editor on call. So how do you take control of your writing without a dedicated person checking your work? You must become the editor.

This talk will equip you with practical skills that can help clean up your emails today, and start leveling up your writing for the long term. Come learn how to recognize your strengths and weaknesses as a technical writer, how to fix common typos that spell check can’t catch, and how to build editing time into your process.

Technical Editor Brianne Hughes is set to present at The Diana Initiative this summer.

Brianne Hughes

About the speaker, Brianne Hughes

Technical Marketing Writer

Brianne Hughes, a Bishop Fox alumna, is a technical marketing writer. Brianne led the compilation and curation of the Bishop Fox Cybersecurity Style Guide. She has spoken at CactusCon, SOURCE Mesa, and DSNA-21 about the guide. She designed and hosted SpellCheck: The Hacker Spelling Bee (based on the style guide) at The Circle of HOPE in 2018 and DEF CON 26. Brianne pursues research on cutthroat compound words and shares her linguistic findings at conferences. She is Assistant Executive Secretary for the Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA), an Odd Salon Fellow, and is on the board of directors for Wordnik Society, Inc.

Prior to joining Bishop Fox, Brianne worked as a freelance copy editor and as a technical editor for IHS Inc. Brianne holds a Master of Linguistics from the University of York.

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