TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements

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In this posting, look for the following ...

* JOB: Technical Writer Needed in Muncie, Indiana (NEW)
* ANNOUNCE: Indexing Skills Workshop for Technical Communicators
* TOOLS: ForeHelp Premier 2001, including .mif Support
* JOB: Technical writers needed in Paris, France, and Irvine, Calif
* CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Technology Reviews, Technical Communication
* NEW TECHWR-L COLUMN: "Hindsights & Insights" by Herman Holtz
* ANNOUNCE: Technical Writing 101 from Scriptorium Press
* TRAINING: Building HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver
* TRAINING: XML Training! New online courses in Tech writing!
* FOR SALE: Technical Writer T-Shirts and More!
* ANNOUNCE: SnagIt and Camtasia let you capture and edit anything!

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JOB: Technical Writer Needed in Muncie, Indiana

Position available at Ontario Systems, Inc.

Individuals selected for this position will research, design,
produce and maintain printed and online technical documenation
for all divisions within the organization and assist the
Company with other documentation needs.

Refer to our website for company information:
www.ontariosystems.com

Resumes can be emailed to: andrea -at- ontario -dot- com

11/7/00-11/14/00
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ANNOUNCE: Indexing Skills Workshop for Technical Communicators
presented by Lori Lathrop

Date: Friday, January 19, 2001
Location: Hyatt Regency Tampa, Two Tampa City Center,
Tampa, FL 33602

"An index is as important to your documentation as your
documentation is to the product." (Lori Lathrop)

This one-day workshop is for writers and editors who need
to create usable indexes for either printed or online documents.

Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are included
with your registration fee. Early-bird registration (prior to 12/28/99)
- $269.00 / Late registration - $299.00.

To request a brochure for this workshop or to find out about
Lori's other upcoming workshops, contact LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com
(http://idt.net/~lathro19) or call 704-531-0021.

11/6/00-12/23/00
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TOOLS: ForeHelp Premier 2001, including .mif Support

Try ForeHelp Premier 2001's Help-authoring tool set, including ForeHelp 5
and ForeHTML Pro 5. It's easy to learn, easy to use, doesn't depend
on MS Word(tm), offers FrameMaker(tm) .mif import capabilities and
reduces development time and hassles with its WYSIWYG, single-source
authoring environment.

If you're unsure, try ForeHelp's quick-start program to complete your
next online project, and you'll be hooked. Just download a ForeHelp
demo from http://www.forehelp.com; use the demo software to create
up to 20 topics per project; order a copy of ForeHelp, which comes
with free support; complete your project quickly and easily.
Existing project files (.mif, .rtf and other Help files) can be
opened in ForeHelp with ease, reliability and confidence.

Plus, ForeHelp provides the best value per dollar spent, comes with
a 30-day, no-questions-asked money-back guarantee and has
received user and industry recognition for ease of use, elegance and
dependability.

So, no matter how complex your Help projects are, ForeHelp can
help.

If you've got .mif, we've got the Help-authoring tool for you.
Don't fall behind when it comes to learning and developing
professional-looking, best-of-breed Help. Contact
mailto:sales -at- ff -dot- com for pricing and special upgrade
incentives.

10/12/00-11/30/00
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JOB: Technical writers needed in Paris, France, and Irvine, Calif

Number: TW-354
Title: Senior Technical Writer-Query Technique (Staff)
Location: Paris, France
Salary: 250-300K FF/yr. Plus incredible benefits (see our website for
details)

Global company HQ'ed in Paris needs a native English speaking technical
writer to create documentation for a new version of a product that allows
the import of reports from relational and OLAP data sources into
Excel. Requires 3+ years of technical writing experience, knowledge of
Excel, SQL, and/or databases. French language skills helpful but not
required. See http://www.claritytechnical.com/jobs.html for details or to
apply.



Number: TW-355
Title: Senior Technical Writer-Connectivity (Staff)
Location: Paris, France
Salary: 250-300K FF/yr. Plus incredible benefits (see our website for
details)

Global company HQ'ed in Paris needs a native English speaking technical
writer to revise existing middleware configuration documentation.
Requires
3+ years of technical writing experience, knowledge of middleware. French
language skills helpful but not required. See
http://www.claritytechnical.com/jobs.html for details or to apply.



Number: TW-356
Title: Technical Writer (Staff)
Location: Paris, France
Salary: 200-250K FF/yr. Plus incredible benefits (see our website for
details)

Global company HQ'ed in Paris needs a native English speaking technical
writer to updating existing end user analytical reporting
documentation. Requires 1+ years of technical writing experience,
knowledge of analytical reporting tools. French language skills helpful
but not required. See http://www.claritytechnical.com/jobs.html for
details or to apply.



Number: TW-357
Title: Policy and Procedure Writer (Staff)
Location: Irvine, CA
Salary $45,000 - $50,000

Mortgage banking company in Irvine needs a tech writer to write and revise
system software manuals and related policies and procedures. Requires 3+
years technical writing experience, mortgage banking experience.

See http://www.claritytechnical.com/jobs.html for details or to apply.

11/2/00-11/7/00
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (EXTENDED): "Technology Reviews"
Department of _Technical Communication_

Are you working with new or unique technologies
that solve problems or that improve productivity
for your technical writing team? Or are you applying
old technologies to new applications in your technical
writing team? If so, we invite you to submit a
brief manuscript about such technologies to be
included in the the "Technology Reviews" column
for the May 2001 issue of _Technical Communication_.

Your 750-1200 word submission should accomplish
the following:

* Describe the technology (include specific details)
* Describe the general industry of the company, the
makeup of the technical writing team, and the
information products that your technical writing
team develops
* Describe what problems the technical writing team
incurred prior to implementing the technology
* Describe how the technology solves those problems
or how it improves processes or information products
* (If applicable) Include URLs or screen captures that
let readers see results of the technologies in use
* (If applicable) Include URLs or resources for
more information

Please send queries describing your idea to Deborah Ray
(debray -at- raycomm -dot- com) by November 17, 2000. Final submissions
will be due no later than December 20, 2000.

10/31/00-11/7/00
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NEW TECHWR-L COLUMN: "Hindsights & Insights" by Herman Holtz

With great enthusiasm, we welcome Herman Holtz as a regular
contributor to the TECHWR-L site. In his "Hindsights & Insights"
column, Herman offers practical tips, strategies, and techniques
that draw on his more than 40 years' experience in the technical
writing industry. "Hindsights & Insights" will cover a range of
topics, including writing proposals, developing strategies,
negotiating contracts, and consulting, among other topics of
interest to the technical writing community.

Herman was a member of the original Society of Technical Writers
and Publishers when he was a technical writer in Philadelphia,
working on the many Cold War projects of those years. Since those
days he has been a corporate executive, independent contractor
(especially to government agencies), and freelance writer-consultant.
He has filled up the years by writing a great many books, as well
as proposals, articles, newspaper stories, and other products of
the pen and keyboard.

Look for the first article, "The Functional Flowchart: A Tool
for Understanding Client Needs, Plotting a Winning Strategy,
and Developing a Proposal," on Wednesday, November 1, 2000:
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/hindsights_flowcharting.html

10/30/00-11/6/00
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ANNOUNCE: Technical Writing 101 from Scriptorium Press

Scriptorium Publishing announces the release of the first book under our
new imprint, Scriptorium Press. Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide
to Planning and Writing Technical Documentation is an invaluable reference
for technical writers and anyone considering a career change to tech
writing. The book explains the entire documentation process--from the
planning stages to writing, editing, indexing, and production.

Order your copy today through our web site at
http://www.scriptorium.com/books/techwrite101.html, and receive free
Priority Mail shipping in the U.S. You can also order the book through
amazon.com at
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0970473303/scriptoriumpubli.

For more information about Scriptorium Press, please see our web site at
http://www.scriptorium.com/books/, or email us at books -at- scriptorium -dot- com -dot-

10/26/00-11/2/00
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TRAINING: Building HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver

Weisner Associates Inc. presents a hands-on seminar for documentation
managers, technical writers or software developers who want to leverage
the power of an industry-standard Web publishing tool to create online
user
assistance for Web, Java, or cross-platform applications.

Macromedia Dreamweaver has quickly become the industry standard for
developing robust, easy-to-maintain Web sites. Dreamweaver?s
extensibility, ability to generate HTML that works consistently on a wide
variety of browsers, and a strong focus on dynamic HTML can be harnessed
by technical writers and software developers to design and deploy
HTML-based
user-assistance.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
* Use Dreamweaver to create context-sensitive or stand-alone HTML-based
Help systems for Web, Java, or cross-platform applications.
* Use Dreamweaver features to efficiently manage large projects, and to
enhance the design and effectiveness of your Help systems.

You will receive a course workbook, sample exercises on CD, and a set of
customized Dreamweaver templates, library items, and style sheets that you
can use in your own projects.

Location: Orlando, FL
Date: December 7-8, 2000 (immediately following Influent?s InfoProducer
conference)
Cost: $895 ($100 discount for STC members)

For more information call 800-646-9989 or visit
http://www.weisner.com/training/dreamweaver_help.htm

9/27/00-11/11/00
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TRAINING: XML Training! New online courses in Tech writing!

With 6 to 12 week online courses (4-6 hours/week) on topics in
Professional Technical Writing and XML Authoring, you can get "hands on",
instructor-led learning at your convenience!

Visit www.online-learning.com to get more information on our highly
regarded internet courses. New sessions start monthly? STC members
receive a 20% discount on course fees by mentioning their membership on
course registration.

Questions? Contact info -at- online-learning -dot- com -dot- Come see the future of
learning...

www.online-learning.com

10/25/00-11/16/00
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ANNOUNCE: SnagIt and Camtasia let you capture and edit anything!

TechSmith's SnagIt and Camtasia software give you the power to
capture and edit anything you see on your PC screen, plus your
narration, and present it to anyone, anywhere, live! You won't
find better tools for creating effective training, tutorials,
demos and more in industry standard AVI and streaming media
formats.

Visit our web site to learn more and download FREE trial versions
of SnagIt and Camtasia. http://www.techsmith.com/twr

10/1/00-12/31/00
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