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In this posting, look for the following ...

* JOB: Senior Technical Writer for Independent Thinker (NEW)
* INFO AVAILABLE: TECHWR-L Site Articles & Recent List Discussions (NEW)
* SEMINAR: The Technical Communication Revolution
* SEMINAR: JoAnn Hackos' Developing Standards for E-Communication
* JOB: CBT Developer in QUEST - Chicago
* TRAINING: Frame, SGML & WebWorks Publisher
* JOBS: Technical writers, Fairfax, VA & Sunnyvale, CA
* ANNOUNCE: Publications Management Clinic
* ANNOUNCE: SnagIt & Camtasia to capture, edit, present

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JOB: Senior Technical Writer for Independent Thinker

FEI COMPANY, www.feicompany.com

Contact: Carol Walnum cwalnum -at- feico -dot- com, Technical Recruiter for this
position.

Summary: Electron and transmission scanning microscope company with a
small technical publications group in our headquarters in Hillsboro,
Oregon. The specific position focuses on our internal customers in field
services, requires a very self sufficient individual and some travel to
The
Netherlands annually to coordinate electronic and print publications with
our counterparts in Philips. Strong compensation, benefits and ability to
grow one's experiences.
Technical Writer Job Description
Position: Senior Technical Writer-
Reports to: Technical Publications Supervisor
Position: Work autonomously with FEI product engineers, Philips
publications center and U.S. documentation publications to produce
scientific/technical documentation for the worldwide team of
FEI field service engineers to use. Autonomous work style prevails in
this job; teamwork is needed but fills less of the time.

Essential Responsibilities:
* Work in partnership with FEI subject matter experts in the U.S. and The
Netherlands to obtain information, interviewing engineers and technicians.
May participate in peer editing process.
* Drive the process to research, write, edit, format, proofread and index
a variety of materials for publication.
* Meet twice yearly deadlines for print and electronic publications.
* Create graphics and flowcharts as necessary in a variety of drawing
programs.
* Coordinate documentation review process. Understand internal service
requirements, company products and basic information architecture
principles.

Minimum Qualifications:
* B.A. or B.S. in Technical Writing, English, Engineering, or Scientific
fields
* 6+ years experience in technical or scientific writing/editing for end
users
* Fluent English with strong writing and editing skills
* Proficiency with FrameMaker and MS Word.
* Proven ability to manage own projects for on time and on quality
delivery. Track record of effective verbal communication skills; ability
to work effectively in team and matrixed environment.
* Able and willing to travel domestically and internationally (estimated
5%)
Desired Additional Qualifications:
* Science/technical, engineering, service or field serve ability or
background in related
industries; background in writing software and/or hardware manuals.
* Familiarity with FIBs or SEMs or other complex hardware/software
instrumentation in
semiconductor, medical research, materials management or data storage
industries
* Graphic design and illustration skills
* Advanced use of FrameMaker conditional text conditions
* Familiarity with Windows NT, as well as a variety of database,
spreadsheet, and drawing
programs
* Project management skills

1/29/01-2/5/01
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AVAILABLE: TECHWR-L Site Articles & Recent List Discussions

If you've been following recent TECHWR-L list discussions, you
might be interested in these articles available on the TECHWR-L
site:

Tech Writing from Afar: Freelancing for Long-Distance Clients
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/techwritingfromafar.html

Tips for Working from Home
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/tipsforworkingathome.html

Bridging the Gap Between SGML and HTML: The Potential
of XML for Technical Communicators
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/xmlandtechwriters.html

Good, Fast, Cheap: Translation Memory Systems Offer the
Potential for All Three
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/translationmemory.html

Technical Communication Skills
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/skills.html

1/29/01-2/5/01
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SEMINAR: The Technical Communication Revolution

ARE YOU READY TO TACKLE THE HARD QUESTIONS?

The Technical Communication Revolution is an
intensive one-day seminar for people who are
passionate about their profession but dissatisfied
with their jobs. You will leave with a fresh set
of ideas, tools, and strategies for re-energizing
your career and maximizing your value.

The next seminar will be offered in Santa Clara,
California on March 9, 2001. For additional dates,
locations, and details:

Visit: www.tcelabs.com
Call: 970-282-1868 for a brochure

1/28/01-2/4/01
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SEMINAR: JoAnn Hackos' Developing Standards for E-Communication

Do the electronic information systems you?ve created
look like they?ve been done by different people in
different organizations? Is there a consistent look and
feel to the information you are creating? Can users
predict where and how they are going to find information?
Does the information tell them how to do their work and
achieve their goals?

Plan to attend ?Developing Standards for E-Communication,?
an exceptional two-day workshop conducted by Dr. JoAnn
Hackos.

This seminar introduces you to a process for designing effective
electronic information standards. You'll learn how to identify user needs,
understand user goals, analyze user tasks, and put it all together in
coherent online standards. You'll learn how to develop a set of standards
for your organization and look at the results gained by organizations that
have done it right.

Details:

Workshop Title: Developing Standards for E-Communication
Dates: March 8-9, 2001
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Host Company: STC, Phoenix Chapter
Fee: $725.00
Registration: Register online at http://www.usabledesign.com/ or call in
your registration to Molly Sausaman at 303-234-0123.

1/27/01-2/3/01
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JOB: CBT Developer in QUEST - Chicago

AdText:
Need CBT developer with experience developing in
QUEST software. Chicago-based, on-site project.
ASAP through April 2001. Hourly rate negotiable.
Contact:

David Orr
Orr & Associates Corporation
mailto:dorr -at- orrnet -dot- com

1/25/01-2/1/01
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TRAINING: Frame, SGML & WebWorks Publisher

At the Adobe-certified Ace Communications Training & Learning Center in
Beaverton, OR:

Beginning/Intermediate and Advanced Adobe FrameMaker 6.0
February 5-9. Learn the ins and outs of this powerful electronic
publishing tool in our Adobe-certified course.

Mastering Quadralay WebWorks Publisher - February 19-20. Learn to
successfully generate Portable HTML, Dynamic HTML and WebWorks Help using
FrameMaker documents.

Authoring Structured Documents with Adobe FrameMaker + SGML - March 19-21.
Explore document structure, techniques for editing, validating structured
documents, and more. Students should know FrameMaker and SGML.

Go to www.ace1training.com, or contact Kymm Nelsen at
503-626-1997 Ext. 111 for more information on our courses. (10% discount
for STC members and students.)

1/18/01-1/25/01
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JOBS: Technical writers, mid-to-senior, Fairfax, VA & Sunnyvale, CA

webMethods is looking for mid- to senior-level technical writers.
Positions
are available in Fairfax, VA and Sunnyvale, CA.

webMethods places an extraordinary emphasis on creating useful and usable
technical documentation and online help. We provide an extremely
supportive
and rewarding environment for technical writers. This is the place where
you'll finally have a chance to do world-class work...and everyone will
notice.

We are looking for writers:

o Experienced in writing for a technical audience.
o Who dive deeply into software and love to tell others about it.
o Who always wanted to arrive early enough to help create the right
learning products, done the right way.

We write about how to use webMethods' phenomenal business integration
products. Typical content is about software development concepts/tasks and
Internet technologies. It's challenging, it's cool, and it will make you a
special writer. If you think you'd be great at this, we want to hear from
you.

www.webmethods.com

Apply to: kryan -at- webmethods -dot- com

1/18/01-1/25/01
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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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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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