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costs of those publications).

In this posting, look for the following ...

* LUNCH and LEARN: "PRODUCING ONLINE HELP" (NEW)
* ANNOUNCE: Adobe News and Certified Training for 2001
* ANNOUNCE: Welcome New TECHWR-L Sponsor, Online-Learning.com
* ANNOUNCE: Test Website/Document/Product with CU-Denver Students
* ANNOUNCE: Articles abound, holidays notwithstanding
* ANNOUNCE: Upcoming INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
* JOB: Technical Writer
* JOBS: Contract Technical Writers, Trainers, and Help Authors
* JOB: Senior Technical Writer Needed in Oregon - C0260
* ANNOUNCE: Tech Writing, Frame, WebWorks Publisher Classes
* ANNOUNCE: FRAMEMAKER-to-ACROBAT ADVANCED TECHNIQUES SEMINARS
* ANNOUNCE: SnagIt & Camtasia to capture, edit, present

and at the end you'll find the concluding administrivia with
information about these ads and how to place your own.

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LUNCH and LEARN: "PRODUCING ONLINE HELP"

Thursday, February 15, 2001
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA
Registration Fee $49/person (if reg by January 15; $59 after)
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (luncheon included)

A joint production of Advacon and Bright Path Solutions!

Expert speakers present online help systems and discuss the tools and
processes involved. The presentations provide participants with
overviews of online help creation tools, descriptions of the creation
processes, and time-cost data on the case studies. Presentation
content is designed to educate managers (budget/deadline issues) and
end users (software capabilities).

CASE STUDY 1 - Producing HTML Help from User Guides via RoboHELP

CASE STUDY 2 - Producing HTML Help and WebWorks Help from Training
Manuals via WebWorks Publisher Professional

To register, contact Nancy Mallett at 919.547.0213. Details are posted
at http://www.travelthepath.com/.

A joint production of:

Advacon - http://www.advacon.com
Information Design, Development, and Delivery

Bright Path Solutions - http://www.travelthepath.com
Technical Training, Consulting Services, and Software+Support

1/12/01-1/19/01
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ANNOUNCE: Adobe News and Certified Training for 2001

Happy New Year!

We here at HighSoft, Inc./KnowHowPro Services are very excited about all
the upcoming events, seminars, and training offerings we have for 2001.
Many of you have a Volume Registration Plan already in place, and simply
need to contact your company's training manager for details on attending
any of our Certified Training courses. If you'd like more information on
your company's agreements, please contact me and I'll be happy to tell you
the appropriate contact for registration.

Below are a few of the upcoming events, classes, and eZine articles you
can expect in 2001;

*WinWriters Conference March 5-7, 2001 in Santa Clara, CA.
http://www.winwriters.com/ohc/

*New FrameMaker-to-PDF 2-day, intensive course offering.
http://www.highsoft.com/FrametoPDF.html

*January eZine
http://www.highsoftstore.com/cgi-sz/webcwrap/szw/HighSoft_s_Ezine_.html
**Future Articles to Include:
-Product Comparisons (InDesign/Quark in March)
-Effective strategies for obtaining responsive customer service/tech
support.
-Adobe News Behind the Scenes (Acrobat v5.0....in it's 3rd Beta of 6?)
-Related Technologies (XML/WebWorks, CGI/Acrobat, Java/GoLive, etc.)
-Industry News - where is technical publications headed, what tools are
being developed?
-New Uses for Products You Already Own (did you know you can use GoLive
for dynamic e-mail, or Photoshop to make T-shirts?)

*New VRP programs save Large Companies with Certified Training needs time,
money, and ease the registration process. Find out if your company is
already enrolled!!


Reuben Patterson
HighSoft Account Manager
1-888-795-6066 x 209
fax: (303) 741-8640
reuben -at- highsoft -dot- com
Insider's Edge Ezine
Insider News Exclusively for HighSoft Customers!

Check us out on the WWW: http://www.highsoft.com

Training Doesn't Cost,... It Pays!
**********************************************
HighSoft Professional Services.
We offer Adobe & Quadralay Training, Consulting Services,
Product Sales, & Support Services - Contact us today!
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1/10/01-1/17/01
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ANNOUNCE: Welcome New TECHWR-L Sponsor, Online-Learning.com

Welcome and thanks to Online-Learning.com
(http://www.online-learning.com/) as a new Gold-level TECHWR-L
sponsor. Online-Learning.com provides instructor-led online
courses for technical communicators, covering
subjects such as technical writing, XML, XSL,
editing, usability, and other related fields of study.

Online-Learning.com joins Weisner Associates (http://www.weisner.com/)
as a Gold-level sponsor of the TECHWR-L community. Sponsorship
support is in part what enables the TECHWR-L community
to exist, as well as allows us to continue publishing
original articles and provide a variety of free resources
to the TECHWR-L community. For more information about
sponsoring TECHWR-L, see
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/sponsorships.html

Thanks--and welcome--to Online-Learning.com as a key sponsor
of the TECHWR-L community.

--Deborah and Eric

1/9/01-1/16/01
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ANNOUNCE: Test Your Website/Document/Product with CU-Denver Students

Dear TECHWHIRLERS:

In late January, 2001, the M.S. in Technical Communication
Program at the University of Colorado at Denver will again offer
a semester-length course in Usability Testing (at the graduate
level). If you have a website or document you wish to have tested by
our students, we invite both public and private sector organizations to
participate.
We invite such organizations to provide actual documents, websites,
electronic media, software, and/or other technology for which they would
like user-testing and related comprehensibility evaluations to be
performed
in our labs.

Further details of this program may be found by going to
http://comm.cudenver.edu/~sapief/usability/invite.cgi or by
contacting Filipp Sapienza, Assitant Professor, Technical Communication
Program, University of Colorado at Denver, Plaza Building, Suite 102,
Room P, Campus Box 176, Denver, Colorado 80217 (Phone: 303-556-2609)
(Email: fasapien -at- ouray -dot- cudenver -dot- edu).

1/9/01-1/16/01
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ANNOUNCE: Articles abound, holidays notwithstanding

While you were enjoying the holiday season, the
TECHWR-L elves were busy publishing new articles
on the site. Check out:

- The Needs of the Many at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/usersadvocate_needsofmany.html
- Building Bridges Between Marketing and Technical
Publications Teams at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/techvsmarketing.html
- Advantages and Disadvantages of W2 and 1099 Status;
Protecting Yourself as a Freelancer at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/w2or1099.html
- Understanding Business Communication Copyright Laws at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/lawyer_copyrightletters.html
- Good Times; Bad Times at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/usersadvocate_virus.html
- Back to Basics: Developing an Article from the Ground Up at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/developingarticles.html
- The Inspection Method: An Approach to Planning and Managing a
Successful Team Document Review at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/inspectionmethod.html

1/7/01-1/14/01
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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
North America.

12/16/00-1/23/00
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JOB: Technical Writer

The Client Services Department of the Pacific Life Insurance Company is
looking for Technical Writers to create and update our administrative
reference materials for use with our producers and administrators.

* Update and create comprehensive guides, technical newsletters and other
reference materials.
* Design materials in an effective, easy to use format.
* Evaluate best means for publishing information (i.e., paper vs.
electronic).
* Coordinate all aspects of publishing materials from approvals to
printing.
* Interface with subject matter experts and all staff levels within the
division.

Qualifications:

* Business degree or equivalent including 4 + years writing experience.
* Strong written and oral communication skills, project management,
problem solving, researching and analytical skills.
* Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Background in electronic publishing desired.
* Knowledge of life insurance and information mapping techniques also
preferred.
* Microsoft Word experience required. Knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker
preferred.

Please submit resume to: Attn: Lynn McNeil 700 Newport Center Drive,
Newport Beach, CA
92660. Fax:949-759-5530.

1/6/01-1/13/01
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JOBS: Contract Technical Writers, Trainers, and Help Authors

Several exciting and long term contract positions available
in central New Jersey. Work for a telecommunications company
creating information materials for a variety of audiences.
The following positions are available (several of each):

* Technical Writer: Must know FrameMaker or Word and have
a background in telecommunications.
* Training Developer: Must know Word and PowerPoint and be
experienced in training development and delivery.
Telecommunications a plus.
* Help Author: Must know RoboHelp or ForeHelp, both
WinHelp and HTML-based help. Telecommunications a plus.

We offer excellent hourly rates, access to health insurance,
and a matching 401K plan.

Please send a resume as an email attachment to
emcee -at- mendem -dot- com or FAX to (908) 756-0129.
Mendem Concord, Inc., Warren, NJ.

1/5/01-1/12/01
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JOB: Senior Technical Writer Needed in Oregon - C0260

Senior Technical Writers needed for contract-to-hire opportunity with
e-commerce company in Hillsboro, OR. Client product documentation
incorporates both hardcopy and online format to suit their customers wide
range of users and business environments. You will work closely with
engineering, technical support, marketing, and consulting organizations to
ensure that product documentation is accurate and effective. You will be
responsible for designing and developing documentation that augments the
functionality of the products.

Your ability to understand complex technical information and to convey
that
information in a clear, concise writing style suited to technical users in
production environments is critical. Writing samples will be required.
You will provide guidance and expertise to other members of the technical
documentation team. You may be asked to take on leadership roles in
specific project and/or product assignments. As necessary, you will
represent Technical Publications in interactions with other departments.

Required Skills:
You will need a BS/BA degree or equivalent, and 5-7 years' experience in
software documentation production, preferably for commercial software
products. You must have experience in documentation technology and
documentation production processes.

Desired Skills:
Familiarity with both UNIX and Windows platforms is valuable. Knowledge of
object-oriented technology is highly desirable, as is knowledge of
Smalltalk, Java, C, or C++. Programming or engineering experience is
highly desirable.

Ace Communications, Inc. is Portland's premier agency for technical
writers, web developers, training designers, and other technical
information developers. We offer a complete benefits package, career
counseling, and access to many of the best communication assignments in
the area. Please submit your resume to resumes -at- ace1 -dot- com -dot- See us at
www.ace1.com. Contact #: (503) 626-1997.

1/5/01-1/12/01
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ANNOUNCE: Hands-on Tech Writing, Frame, WebWorks Publisher Classes

Scriptorium Publishing announces winter and spring intensive, hands-on
classes. For course outlines and registration details, see
www.scriptorium.com. Please note classes in both RTP, North Carolina, and
our NEW LOCATION IN BOISE, IDAHO.

Classes in RTP, NORTH CAROLINA
Technical Writing 101: February 14-16
Accelerated Introduction to FrameMaker: January 29-31, March 28-30, and
May
30 - June 1
Advanced FrameMaker: March 12-13 and April 26-27
Introduction to WebWorks Publisher: March 14-15
Advanced WebWorks Publisher: February 8-9, April 19-20, and June 21-22

Classes in BOISE, IDAHO
Technical Writing 101: April 25-27
Accelerated Introduction to FrameMaker 6: February 19-21 and April 30 -
May 2
Advanced FrameMaker: February 22-23, April 3-4, and June 4-5
Introduction to WebWorks Publisher: April 5-6 and June 6-7

ONLINE Class
Advanced WebWorks Publisher Online: June 4-13

FOR MORE INFORMATION please see www.scriptorium.com, or contact us at
training -at- scriptorium -dot- com -dot-

1/4/01-1/11/01
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ANNOUNCE: FRAMEMAKER-to-ACROBAT ADVANCED TECHNIQUES SEMINARS
(Instructed by Shlomo Perets)

* Chelmsford, MA: January 29-30 - Contact Jim Camacho (978-742.4949
mailto:frametrain -at- aol -dot- com), FrameWork Consulting

* San Francisco, CA: February 1-2 - Contact Michael Liberatore
(415-552.5535.x107 mailto:mliberatore -at- caxton-inc -dot- com), Caxton

The two-day FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques Seminar is
designed for FrameMaker and Acrobat users who want to create high-
quality, interactive PDF files. Attend and you will learn multitudes
of undocumented techniques, creative solutions, and tips for defining
Acrobat features within FrameMaker.

Course materials include a 400-page course workbook with step-by-step
procedures, reference materials, technique descriptions and exercises, and
the following software add-ons: FM-to-Acrobat TimeSavers (MicroType),
Ari's Link Checker (Dionis) & PageLabeler (Carmen Publishing).

See http://www.microtype.com for more info (and free resources).

1/4/01-1/11/01
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ANNOUNCE: SnagIt & Camtasia to capture, edit, present

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! 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

1/1/01-3/31/01
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