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* JOB: Documentation Specialist needed in Burlington, MA (NEW)
* ANNOUNCE: CALL FOR PAPERS: ACM SIGDOC 2001
* JOB: Senior Technical Writer for Independent Thinker
* INFO AVAILABLE: TECHWR-L Site Articles & Recent List Discussions
* SEMINAR: The Technical Communication Revolution
* SEMINAR: JoAnn Hackos' Developing Standards for E-Communication
* ANNOUNCE: SnagIt & Camtasia to capture, edit, present

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JOB: Documentation Specialist needed in Burlington, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION: Maintain and develop user information for Windows
client-server applications.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
o 3-5 years of experience in tech communication
o Experience documenting database products
o Experience with FrameMaker, RoboHELP, PageMaker

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
o Excellent writing/organization/communication
o Ability to work in a team environment
o BS degree or better
o Good learning skills
o Attention to detail preferred
o Information Mapping helpful
o Familiarity with wireless applications helpful

Please send resumes to Lightbridge, Inc.
67 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803
ATTN: Pam King, pking -at- lightbridge -dot- com

2/5/01-2/12/01
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ANNOUNCE: CALL FOR PAPERS: ACM SIGDOC 2001

Communicating in the New Millennium

October 21 - 24, 2001
Santa Fe, NM


As we enter the new millennium, communication is becoming increasingly
global. English-only Web sites are fast becoming a limiting factor in the
intellectual exchange of ideas and information. Indeed, the printed
document is giving way to electronic formats, including non-textual and
multimedia representations of critical information. The host city for
SIGDOC 2001 is Sante Fe, New Mexico's state capital and the oldest capital
city in the United States. With its rich cultural heritage, Sante Fe
provides a fitting setting to reflect on current issues and consider new
challenges facing us in 2001 and beyond.

SIGDOC is the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest
Group for Documentation, a professional organization dedicated to advanced
topics in documentation for and with computers. In addition to recognizing
this year's Rigo and Diana award recipients, the SIGDOC 2001 program will
include invited talks, panel discussions, paper presentations, posters and
demonstrations, and exciting tutorials. New this year are working
sessions, which are extended discussions on a focused topic of interest to
conference attendees. SIGDOC 2001 will provide an opportunity for the
exchange of information related to exciting new research and experience
reports in areas including (but not limited to):

* National language support in all forms of documentation
* Migrating to multilingual Web sites
* Cultural issues for international audiences
* Making documentation available in multiple formats
* Fundamental design principles that transcend the medium

Please submit a 500-word proposal describing your topic, objective, and
presentation format (paper, panel, poster or demonstration, tutorial, or
working session). Include a short biography with your proposal.
Submissions may be in Adobe Acrobat PDF, HTML, Microsoft Word, Postscript
(interpretable by Ghostscript), or plain text format. Proposals must be
sent as an email attachment to stilley -at- cs -dot- ucr -dot- edu by 5pm Pacific time on
Friday, April 6, 2001. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by
May 22, 2001. Final versions of accepted papers are due July 13, 2001.
Proceedings will be published by the ACM. Selected papers will be
considered for publication in a special issue of the ACM Journal of
Computer Documentation.


General Chair: Mary Jane Northrop, Enlighten, USA
Program Chair: Scott Tilley, Univ. of California, Riverside, USA

For More Information: www.cs.ucr.edu/~stilley/sigdoc2001


Program Committee:
Cornelia Boldyreff, Univ. of Durham, UK
Elliot Chikofsky, META Group, USA
Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Clarkson Univ., USA
Brad Mehlenbacher, NC State Univ., USA
Michael Priestley, IBM Toronto, Canada
Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Kenny Wong, Univ. of Alberta, Canada

2/4/01-2/11/01
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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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ANNOUNCE: SnagIt & Camtasia to capture, edit, present

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1/1/01-3/31/01
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