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* ANNOUNCE: Camtasia lets you be everywhere at once!
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ANNOUNCE: Upcoming INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
presented by Lori Lathrop
Seattle workshop: November 16, 2001
Location: Doubletree - Bellevue
Times 8 AM to 4:30 PM
"An index is as important to your documentation as your documentation is
the product." (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
several productivity tips and techniques in indexing technical
To request a brochure, contact LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com or call
704-531-0021. You may also download a brochure as a PDF file from the
IndexingSkills Web site (http://www.indexingskills.com).
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 Indexer's 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 her
ANNOUNCE: Build your skills in a tight job market!
Documenting APIs and SDKs: a guide for non-programmers
Unique high-powered workshop, back by popular demand!
Presented by Manuel Gordon, award-winning technical writer
and popular workshop leader who specializes in SDKs.
When: October 22-23, 2001 in downtown Montreal
Writing Brochures and White Papers
Secrets of marcom writing revealed in this all-new workshop!
Presented by Gordon Graham, award-winning writer who
specializes in marketing materials for high-tech firms.
When: October 26, 2001 in downtown Montreal
No budget for training? Don't want to fly?
Order a workbook instead! Money-back guarantee.
For more information, visit www.gordonandgordon.com
ANNOUNCE: Meet Frame Experts at PDF Conference West
Sign up today for the Adobe Acrobat user's conference--PDF Conference
West, which features some of the most popular contributors to the
FrameUser's mailing list.
Among the presenters:
- Dov Isaacs, a principal scientist at Adobe, who will speak on PDF file
creation in the enterprise and answer questions from the audience.
- Shlomo Perets, Microtype, who will speak on best practices for PDF file
creation. Shlomo also will offer a series of PDF-related workshops.
- Thomas Merz, managing director of pdflib and author of the PDFMark
Primer, who will talk about PDF security. In addition, Thomas will offer
workshops on PDF security and the new logical structure in PDFMark 1.4.
Other speakers include Adobe's Rick Brown, a key manager of the Acrobat
suite of products; Ted Padova, author of the Acrobat 5 Bible; former Adobe
developer Gary Staas, who will present a look at "PDF Under the Hood;"
Paul Showalter of the IRS, who will discuss accessibility issues; and
much, much more.
ANNOUNCE: Camtasia lets you be everywhere at once!
Even if your staff can't be everywhere at once, Camtasia can. Train by
recording your screen, narrating your video, annotating and sharing
worldwide. Utilize Pack and Show, which makes your movies easily
accessible to your viewers - it converts Camtasia movies into an
executable file so users can easily install the TechSmith codec to view
the movie at the same high resolution you saw when recording the video.
No special software required!
Need WebWorks Publisher Professional training--on a
nonexistent training budget? The new WebWorks Publisher
Workbook can help.
When used with the popular WebWorks Publisher Cookbook, the
Workbook provides a self-paced introductory WebWorks
Publisher class. By following the step-by-step exercises in
the Workbook, you'll build projects, create and modify
styles, and produce output. The CD included with the
Workbook contains helpful video clips that show you how to
use WWP's interface, and the Workbook references important
conceptual information in the Cookbook.
The Workbook is available only through Scriptorium Press.
ANNOUNCE: New Jobs Section and Articles at ForTechnicalCommunicators.com
Discover what 500 visitors a week already know:
ForTechnicalCommunicators.com is the Web's most useful online magazine
for technical writers and trainers. Check out our new content at: http://fortechnicalcommunicators.com.
In "Balancing Act: Keeping Your Screen Movies Small and Beautiful," the
experts at Hyperionics share techniques for excellent screen movies.
In "Word-to-RoboHelp Conversion Tips and Tricks," Janice Carlson,
author of Mastering RoboHelp Office 9, shares inside techniques.
Our new job advertisements section is no "monster" job board where your
ad reaches a random audience. We reach a specialized, motivated
audience of technical writers and trainers.
Thanks for visiting, and I wish you success in your technical writing.
William Rice, editor -at- ForTechnicalCommunicators -dot- com
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ANNOUNCE: InterChange 2001 to be held October 15-16
Register for InterChange 2001 to be held October 15-16
in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Registration deadline October 1st.
Join us for the 13th annual InterChange Conference on October 15th
and 16th, 2001 in Boxborough, Massachusetts. InterChange is the
largest regional non-profit technical communication conference in
New England. It is co-sponsored by the STC, Boston and Northern
New England chapters, and by the University of Massachusetts Boston,
Division of Corporate, Continuing, and Distance Education.
The keynote speakers for this yearÕs conference are Alan Cooper and
Margaret Driscoll. New this year is the addition of two hands-on
sessions each day covering topics such as XML and on-screen editing
with Frame. InterChange also features exhibits of vendors, placement
firms, and local universities.
For more information, go to the conference web site at
www.interchangeconference.com. Register by phone (617-287-7916),
by fax or mail (download the conference brochure from the web site),
or online. The registration deadline is October 1st.
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