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* ANNOUNCE: Don't miss this workshop: Documenting APIs and SDKs (NEW)
* ANNOUNCE: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
* JOB: Documentation Specialist needed in Burlington, MA
* ANNOUNCE: CALL FOR PAPERS: ACM SIGDOC 2001
* ANNOUNCE: SnagIt & Camtasia to capture, edit, present

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ANNOUNCE: Don't miss this workshop: Documenting APIs and SDKs

Documenting APIs and SDKs: a guide for non-programmers

Documenting SDKs isn't easy, and it's not for everyone.
But it's a highly-sought skill. It will bring you respect.
And it's one of the best-paying gigs in our industry.

So why not move up to the peak of our profession?
Sign up today for this revealing 2-day workshop,
co-sponsored by the STC Montreal Chapter.

When: Monday March 12 + Tuesday March 13, 2001
Where: downtown Montreal (and coming to Israel soon!)
Presenter: Manuel Gordon, award-winning technical writer
and professor of computer science, who specializes in SDKs.

Cost: C$495 for STC-Montreal members, plus taxes
C$595 (US$400) for non-members, plus taxes

For more information, call Diana Halfpenny at (514) 489-5329
or visit http://www.gordonandgordon.com/apisandsdks.html

2/10/01-2/17/01
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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:

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://www.indexingskills.com)
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.

LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com
http://www.indexingskills.com

2/7/01-2/14/01
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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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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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