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·Create and maintain end-user documentation, including user
guides, training guides, and online help, for Envision's
·Work with developers, use early versions of the product,
and read functional specifications and other technical
documents to determine product functionality and user tasks.
·Develop effective training materials, including training
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·Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
·Proven ability to communicate complex technical subjects to
·Experience with Framemaker, Authorware, RoboHelp.
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·Experience in the software or telecommunications industries
·Strong work ethic and desire to work as a member of a team.
·Experience collaborating with software developers.
Dan the technical writer studied the discussion list question. A fellow
writer wanted to know if anyone had a favorite book of tips on how to
create effective screenshots for software documentation.
With a sudden gasp, Dan could see his future. Instead of offering a
suggestion, he would be this author - he would write this book. Each day,
he would write two pages of serious, instructive prose. After finishing,
the manuscript would be snapped up by a publisher, and he would begin his
nationwide book tour. Besides the TV and radio interviews, he'd sign
autographs at bookstores. He could almost see the lineup of adoring fans
Might as well start now! He began his outline:
I. Purchase SnagIt
II. Learn to Use SnagIt
III. Use SnagIt to Capture, Edit and Share Effective Screenshots
"I depend on SnagIt so much, I might have to list its name as co-author,"
"That's all right," he conceded, "since I'm still the only one that can
give an autograph."
ANNOUNCE: Localization Management Seminar 22 October Seattle, WA
22 October 2002 SpringHill Suites by Marriot-Seattle, WA
Presenter: Karen Combe
Cost: $895 reduced rates available for more than 1 registration
The format of the seminar includes both lecture and interactive
discussions, including at least one exercise or case study. At the
conclusion of this seminar, participants will be equipped to make
decisions about how to structure localization for their companies and will
have tools to aid them in managing processes. A principle goal is also to
address attendees' individual issues and problems.
Business Models - In-house vs. outsourced resources
Job Descriptions for in-house roles
Vendor selection and qualification
Vendor Management, including business practices and Relationship
Localization Quality Management
Internal Relationship Management
Other seminars being held in Seattle 21-22 October 2002:
XML and Localization with Yves Savourel and
Localization Project Management with Karen Combe
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