TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements

Subject: TECHWR-L Premium Jobs, Events, and Announcements
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In this posting, look for the following ...

* JOB: Technical Publications Manager (Staff), Rancho Bernardo, CA
(NEW)
* ANNOUNCE: Build your skills in a tight job market!
* TRAINING: Online-Learning.com-Courses for Professional Development
* ANNOUNCE: Welcome KnowledgeBase.net - TECHWR-L Annual Sponsor!
* REMINDER: STC Montreal Competition is Open!
* ANNOUNCE: FM-to-ACRO SEMINARS, NOV: NY Metro, SF & Chelmsford MA
* ANNOUNCE: New and Noteworthy on the TECHWR-L site
* ANNOUNCE: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
* 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
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JOB: Technical Publications Manager (Staff), Rancho Bernardo, CA

Here is an opening at ProSpring Technical Staffing. Go to
http://www.prospring.net/Jobs/jobs.html if interested and apply via our
website. Please do not just send a resume.

Number: TW-461
Title: Technical Publications Manager (Staff)
Location: Rancho Bernardo, CA
Salary: $70-80,000

Job Description:

You will manage a team of technical writers creating procedures, service
manuals, and other publications related to the installation, operation,
and
maintenance of DOD electronic and mechanical defense systems.

Requirements:

o. 10+ years managing technical writing departments (REQUIRED).
o. Experience writing military documentation, such as aircraft and systems
maintenance, Interactive
Electronic Technical Manuals, military specifications, military O level
procedures, technical orders, service bulletins, etc. (REQUIRED).
o. Expert knowledge of and experience with SGML (REQUIRED).
o. Expert knowledge of and experience with MS Word and FrameMaker
(REQUIRED).

10/19/01-10/22/01
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ANNOUNCE: Build your skills in a tight job market!

Cracking the C Code: Creating Reference
Documentation for APIs and SDKs
==========================================
Learn how to decode C header files and create useful
reference documentation. Get the knowledge you need
to start writing, instead of just cutting, pasting,
polishing and formatting.
Coming to North Carolina November 2.

Good Enough Documentation
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A real-world, minimalist approach based on today's proven
best practices for creating documentation that's
"good enough' for today's "good enough" software.
Coming to North Carolina November 3.
To register, visit www.stc-carolina.org/training

No budget for training? Don't want to fly?
Order the workbook instead!
For more information, visit www.gordonandgordon.com

10/18/01-10/26/01
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ANNOUNCE: Online-Learning.com - Courses for Professional Development

We specialize in courses dealing with Technical Writing, XML
Authoring, Usability, and Information Design. All courses provide
extensive instructor support, interaction, practical hands on
experience, and certification. Courses start monthly.

For further information, please visit:
http://www.online-learning.com/php_bin/ht.php?a=onlinelearning&b=Techwr-l
or contact info -at- online-learning -dot- com
(please put techwr-l in the subject line).

10/15/01-10/23/01
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ANNOUNCE: Welcome KnowledgeBase.net as a New TECHWR-L Annual Sponsor!

Join us in welcoming KnowledgeBase.net (http://www.knowledgebase.net)
as a new Silver-level TECHWR-L Annual Sponsor!

KnowledgeBase.net provides a Web-based application designed
to help organizations store data, content, and help files.
Requiring only a Web browser and an Internet connection,
KnowledgeBase.net provides the structure to organize and
manage this knowledge, and to present it in a user-friendly
and searchable format. Popular applications for KnowledgeBase.net
include document management, self-help customer support,
FAQ management, and policies and procedures sharing, among
others.

KnowledgeBase.net joins the growing list of TECHWR-L annual
sponsors, including

OnlineLearning.com (http://www.onlinelearning.com),
TechSmith (http://www.techsmith.com)
Anitian (http://www.anitian.com)

These sponsors, along with TECHWR-L monthly sponsors and
advertisers, provide key support that helps make TECHWR-L
and all of its services available at no cost. For more
information about TECHWR-L sponsorships, please visit the
Sponsorships page
(http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/sponsorships.html).

Welcome--and thanks to--KnowledgeBase.net as a key TECHWR-L sponsor!

10/13/01-10/22/01
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REMINDER: STC Montreal Competition is Open!

The Montreal chapter of the STC has reopened its
competitions after a two-year hiatus. Why not
enter our Technical Publication and Online
Communication competitions this year?
Our 2001 competitions will recognize the best
technical writers and showcase their work!

You can enter our competitions as long as an
STC chapter in your local area is not running
a competition as well. To enter, you must:

1. Fill in the entry form available from the
STC Montreal web site. (www.stc-montreal.org)

2. write a cheque for the entry fee.
($40 Can./entry for STC Members,
$50 Can./entry for everyone else)

3. send 3 copies of your entry, the entry form
and fee by October 31, 2001.

To learn about the 2001 competitions, see
the STC Montreal website at www.stc-montreal.org.
For specific questions, or to join our judging
panel, please contact Justin Soles at
justin -dot- soles -at- discreet -dot- com -dot-

We're really looking forward to seeing your work!

10/13/01-10/22/01
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ANNOUNCE: FM-to-ACRO SEMINARS, NOVEMBER: NY Metro, SF & Chelmsford MA
Instructed by Shlomo Perets, MicroType
(see http://www.microtype.com/FMACseminar.pdf for detailed info)

* Parsipanny, NJ, November 1-2 - Contact MicroType/Training,
(mailto:courses -at- microtype -dot- com)
10% of the income from this seminar will be donated to NYC relief
efforts.

* San Francisco, CA: November 5-6 - Contact Michael Liberatore, Caxton
(415-552.5535, x107, mailto:mliberatore -at- caxton-inc -dot- com)

* Chelmsford, MA: November 12-13 - Contact: Jim Camacho,
FrameWork Consulting (978-742.4949, mailto:frametrain -at- aol -dot- com)

The two-day FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques Seminars are
designed for FrameMaker (5.x & 6) and Acrobat (4 & 5) users who want
to create high-quality, interactive PDF files. Attend and you will learn
multitudes of undocumented techniques, creative solutions, and tips for
defining Acrobat features within FrameMaker.

Course materials include a 400-page course workbook with step-by-step
procedures, reference materials, technique descriptions and exercises,
and software add-ons (SP TimeSavers, Ari's Link Checker & PageLabeler).

10/11/01-10/19/01
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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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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: 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
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Put your message at the end of every message to the TECHWR-L
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Learn more about sponsorships at
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/sponsorships.html

9/19/01-12/31/01
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