About this blog (and me)

I’m Sarah Slade, and I’m an instructional designer, technical writer and editor.

This blog is a jotter for things that I find around the internet; notes on good practice, and occasionally I’ll test new software. It also contains my portfolio (such as it is). I’ll link to things that I’ve worked on and show off storyboards etc.

I’m working as an instructional designer for Thomson Reuters. Before going freelance, I worked at Kaplan Financial and QA Training as an Instructional Designer, managing projects, writing storyboards and doing lots and lots of quality control. And before QA I was an instructional designer at Thomson Reuters, specialising in systems training, so I’ve sort of come full circle in two years.

I come from a journalism and web management background rather than a strictly pedagogic one – though my mother designed learning materials for the now defunct Inner London Education Authority. For me instructional design and good writing and editing overlap. It doesn’t matter how whizzy your graphics are, or how interactive your course is, if it’s badly written or sloppily constructed, it won’t work as a learning experience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s