George Slaughter is an award-winning writer, editor, and content strategist with 30 years of experience, including 25 years in technical communication.
In these roles, George has written all types of documentation deliverables, all with the goal of adding value through effective communications.
His experience has included work with a number of companies, some of which are in the Fortune 500. He’s worked as a writer in various industries, such as energy, health care, manufacturing, and software. He’s also worked in municipal government.
George’s writing and editing experience includes:
Books and E-books
- Commercially published books
- Self-published books
- Self-published e-books
News and Public Relations
- News releases
- Case studies
- Product literature
- Technical bulletins
- White papers
- Video book trailers
- Installation guides
- Online documentation and help
- Operator guides
- Reference guides
- Release notes
- Training documentation
- User guides
- Video demonstrations
- Intranet site content and design
- Internet site content and design
In 2016, George published his first e-book, Quick Tips for Improving Your Technical Writing (Onion Creek Productions). In it, George offers tips gleaned from his experiences in the technical writing field.
George has long been committed to ongoing professional development, and sharing his experiences and insights with others. He has served in leadership roles with the Society for Technical Communication (STC), on both the international and local levels. He is a past two-term president of the Houston chapter and is a recipient of the Distinguished Chapter Service Award. He has presented at conferences and meetings, and has contributed articles and book reviews to STC-related publications on a regular basis.
George is a noted historian. His pictorial history book, Spring Branch (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), remains a popular title. George’s work also appears in the Handbook of Texas Online, published by the Texas State Historical Association.
George began his career as a journalist, where he worked as a reporter for two newspapers. He later worked in San Antonio city government and freelance writing before moving in 1991 into technical writing.
George has an A.A.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology from Fox Valley Technical College, a B.A. in Communication (Journalism) from Stephen F. Austin State University, and an M.A. in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University. He has also completed the Information Mapping certification course.
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