TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements

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as ads in a newspaper, magazine, or journal underwrite the
costs of those publications).

In this posting, look for the following ...

* ANNOUNCE: Publications Management Clinic (NEW)
* LUNCH and LEARN: "PRODUCING ONLINE HELP"
* 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
* 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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ANNOUNCE: Publications Management Clinic

PUBLICATIONS MANAGEMENT CLINIC presented by SOLUTIONS, Inc
February 12-16, 2001 in New Orleans, LA
Featuring the Single-Sourcing Tools Face-Off on Wednesday, Feb.14
www.SolutionsEvents.com or 800-448-4230

Go beyond traditional publications management and learn the technical
trends, people skills, processes, and strategies you need to chart
the path for your department, your team, and your career in today's
economy.

The clinic includes the SINGLE-SOURCING TOOLS FACE-OFF. In just one
day, you can see and compare the complete range of products currently
available. From small-scale Word-to-XML conversions to enterprise-wide
technology, we?ve brought together the tools and solutions you need.
There?s no better way to find out what?s available and what meets your
requirements.

Choose from 6 FULL-DAY AND 12 HALF-DAY SEMINARS in 3 tracks to design
the program that's right for you. Hands-on classes, small-group
instruction, and lots of opportunities to network, network, network.

* LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND STRATEGIES: KM, usability, staffing, metrics,
business cases, and more.

* PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Planning, scheduling, budgeting, and tracking plus
HANDS-ON Microsoft Project.

* SINGLE-SOURCING: From defining your requirements to implementing your
strategy plus HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE creating information models and using
XML.

1/17/01-1/24/01
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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!
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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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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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