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Golden rules of content for 2013! | Tech-Tav

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Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Miriam Lottner, technical communicator extraordinaire from Tech-Tav Documentation Ltd., has written an excellent compilation of technical communications tips from various technical communicators from around the world. There are 50 tips in all! I’m honored that Miriam included one of my tips in her list. It’s #11.  Lots to think about and utilize for 2013! Thanks for the inclusion, Miriam, and thanks for the other 49 fantastic tips as well!


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Check out the affordable Tech Comm conference, ConveyUX !

WritersUAbanner_mainOne of the things that I hope I can do more often in 2013 is attend more tech comm conferences. There are always really good speakers, and I find that I truly learn so much from them.

So, when Joe Welinske of WritersUA emailed me and let me know about this conference, I had to share. Joe, you may remember, did a really great presentation at Adobe Day at Lavacon back in October.

Joe asked me to pass along the following information:

I’m writing this note to let you know that registration is open for the WritersUA conference….We will be in Seattle, March 7-8. This will directly follow the ConveyUX conference that I am managing for Blink Interactive.

You can find all the details here:
Early registration discounts end on Saturday. I’m use a different format for the WritersUA event that offers a more affordable price and a reduced time commitment….Also, I’m hosting a number of free webinars for community groups. If you belong to a group that might be interested, let me know.

Thank you,

I looked at the website, and it IS one of the more affordable conferences, and I know several of the speakers presenting during the event, and they are all top notch! So, if you fancy a trip to Seattle in March for some great tech comm info, check it out!

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Adobe Day at LavaCon 2012 Roundup!

This post is just a quick summary of the Adobe Day at LavaCon 2012 series from this past week. As you see, there was so much information that it took six posts to try to summarize the event!

Being in Portland, Oregon was great. It was my first trip there, and being a native Easterner, my thoughts pushed me to that pioneer spirit of moving westward in this country. Once there, I saw a hip, young, modern city, continuing to look towards the future.  The information I gathered at Adobe Day was general information that was endorsement-free, and practical information that I can use going forward as a technical communicator, and that by sharing it, I hope that others in the field will equally take on that pioneering spirit to advance what technical communications is all about, and bring the field to the next level.

To roundup the series, please go to these posts to get the full story of this great event. I hope to go to more events like this in the future!

As I said, I really enjoyed the event, and learned so much, and enjoyed not only listening to all the speakers, but also enjoyed so many people who are renowned enthusiasts and specialists in the technical communications field and talking “shop”. I rarely get to do that at home (although it does help to have an e-learning developer in the house who understands me), so this was a chance for me to learn from those who have been doing this for a while and not only have seen the changes, but are part of the movement to make changes going forward.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of blog posts. I still have many more to come–at least one more that is inspired by my trip out to Portland, and I look forward to bringing more curated content and commentary to you!

The autograph from my copy of
Sarah O’Keefe’s book,
Content Strategy 101.