TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements

Subject: TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements
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list members to help underwrite the costs of the list (just
as ads in a newspaper, magazine, or journal underwrite the
costs of those publications).

In this posting, look for the following ...

* ANNOUNCE: New and Noteworthy on the TECHWR-L site (NEW)
* JOB: Senior Technical Writer, Irvine, California
* ANNOUNCE: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
* ANNOUNCE: Build your skills in a tight job market!
* ANNOUNCE: Meet Frame Experts at PDF Conference West
* ANNOUNCE: Camtasia lets you be everywhere at once!
* ANNOUNCE: TECHWR-L List Sponsorship Space Available

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: New and Noteworthy on the TECHWR-L site

NEW ARTICLES!

User's Advocate: Policies, Procedures, and Paralysis
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/usersadvocate_policies.html

Managing Edits for an Online Help Monster
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/managinghelpreviews.html

Get More Interviews With a T-Letter
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/tletter.html

Conducting Effective Team Technical Reviews
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/effectivetechreviews.html

Usenet for Technical Writers
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/usenetfortechwriters.html

User's Advocate: Measure Twice, Cut Once
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/usersadvocate_measuretwice.html

September 2001 issue of _The Whirler_
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/whirler.html
(October issue coming soon!)

SPOTLIGHT ON:
SURVIVING AND SUCCEEDING AT TECHNICAL REVIEWS

Inspiring Reviewers to Review Your Documents
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/inspiringreviews.html

The Inspection Method: An Approach to Planning and
Managing a Successful Team Document Review
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/inspectionmethod.html

Establishing and Building Mutual Respect with Technical
Team Members
http://spiff.raycomm.com/techwhirl/gettingalongindevelopmentgroups.html

Conducting Effective Team Technical Reviews
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/effectivetechreviews.html

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Explore the TECHWR-L site at http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/

10/10/01-10/19/01
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JOB: Senior Technical Writer, Irvine, California

Here is the latest opening at ProSpring. To apply, do so online via the
ProSpring career page http://www.prospring.net/Jobs/jobs.html and attach a
Word resume.


Number: TW-463
Title: TW-463 Sr. Technical writer (Temp-to-Perm)
Location: Irvine, CA
Perm Salary: Mid-to-High $60's

A well-established developer of integrated, enterprise-wide customer
relationship management (CRM) systems needs a technical writer for their
Irvine office.

There is a very detailed description of this position on our
website. Please be sure to read the detailed requirements on our website
before applying.


REQUIREMENTS:
o. 5 - 10 years solid experience writing technical documentation.
o. Experience documenting CRM or other relationship management software
(HIGHLY DESIRED but not necessarily a requirement).
o. Familiarity with, and experience documenting software that runs on
multiple flavors of UNIX (REQUIRED).
o. A solid understanding of .NET technologies (REQUIRED).
o. Solid experience evaluating (and documenting) how one change to a
software module affects others enterprise-wide (REQUIRED).
o. Experience creating documentation with FrameMaker.
o. Previous experience as a documentation team lead (or manager) a plus.
o. Experience documenting Java software a plus. (Experience writing Java
software is a serious plus!)
o. Experience writing JavaScript and ASP a plus.


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
to
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
apply
several productivity tips and techniques in indexing technical
documentation.

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).

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS:
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
workshops.

10/5/01-11/06/01
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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

10/5/01-01/13/01
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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.

For more information, see www.pdfconference.com.

10/3/01-10/18/01
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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!

www.techsmith.com/twr <http://www.techsmith.com/twr>

7/1/01-12/31/01
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ANNOUNCE: TECHWR-L List Sponsorship Space Available

Want to market your product or service? Show your support for
the TECHWR-L community? Ensure that everyone knows your name?

- Sponsored by Your Very Fine Company, providing Widgets
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Put your message at the end of every message to the TECHWR-L
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cents per impression. Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for
details and to sign up.

Learn more about sponsorships at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/sponsorships.html

9/19/01-12/31/01
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The TECHWR-L Calendar provides a free resource for you
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The TECHWR-L Daily Summary Mailing, a separate mailing list
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the Calendar, is now available and can further help get your
message out to interested people:
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/daily-announce-info.html

These resources are available at no cost to anyone, posters
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