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* ANNOUNCE: Bill Hackos? Managing Documentation Projects Workshop
* ANNOUNCE: Upcoming INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
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ANNOUNCE: Bill Hackos? Managing Your Documentation Projects Workshop
+++How will this seminar benefit you?+++
If you can keep your projects under control in the midst of chaos,
everyone will think you?re a miracle worker. If you can bring a semblance
of order into the chaos, you?ll at least be a hero. This seminar gives
you the tools to succeed.
+++How will this seminar benefit your organization?+++
Organizations benefit when projects get done on time and on budget,
but everyone benefits when the same projects get done well. This
seminar gives your project managers the insight they need so they will
know what to do and when to do it.
Dates: January 23-24, 2001
Location: Germantown, MD
Registration: Call in registrations to our workshop coordinator,
Molly Sausaman, at (303) 234-0123, or register online at http://www.usabledesign.com/
+++You will learn to:+++
* Develop a plan and follow through
* Know what has to happen and when
* Avoid procrastination
* Track what everyone is doing and when they are supposed to be finished
* Appreciate the need to pay attention to the details
ANNOUNCE: Upcoming INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
presented by Lori Lathrop
The one-day workshop is for writers and editors who need
to create usable indexes for either printed or online documents.
Writers will learn to apply several productivity tips and
techniques in indexing technical documentation.
DATES AND LOCATIONS:
January 19 - Tampa, FL
February 16 - San Diego, CA
February 23 - San Jose, CA
March 30 - Greenville, SC
April 6 - Greensboro, NC
April 20 - Denver, CO
May 25, Newark, NJ
To request a brochure for any of these workshops, contact
LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com (http://idt.net/~lathro19)
or call 704-531-0021.
"An index is as important to your documentation as your
documentation is to the product." (Lori Lathrop)
Lori Lathrop is a Past President of the American Society
of Indexers (ASI) and a Senior Member of the Society for
Technical Communication (STC). The second edition of her
book, An Indexers Guide to the Internet, was published by
Information Today Inc. in 1999, and she is currently writing
Indexing Skills for Technical Communicators, which is based
on the workshops she delivers to corporate clients throughout
ANNOUNCE: Supporting TECHWR-L with Annual Sponsorships
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community, take a few minutes to contact your boss, marketing
director, or company owner and let them know that sponsoring
TECHWR-L can both provide good PR and help ensure the continued
development of this resource.
In developing TECHWR-L, we chose not to use paid
subscription or fee-based funding models but, instead, chose to
develop the TECHWR-L list, Web site, and variety of services as
free resources to the community as a whole. We would like to
continue making TECHWR-L and its variety of services available
at no cost to the technical writing community because we think
they meet a significant information need. In short, we think
providing these services for free is simply the right thing to do.
Your company's sponsorship will help us continue to maintain
and develop the TECHWR-L community, which includes acquiring new
original content and developing new features, services, and
materials that meet the changing needs of the technical writing
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First, for more information, see http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/sponsorships.html
Second, tell your boss, supervisor, or company president just how
important TECHWR-L is to you, and suggest that their support would
be invaluable in helping further develop these resources.
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your "Thank you" dinner.
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