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XML is a great feather in your cap. And even if you're not an "expert", it's good to have some basic ideas. One area of the XML universe that is particular handy to grasp would be DITA. It's not the be-all-end-all, but DITA is a handy standard that has been getting some serious traction in the past few years.
My current client is very interested in it, and my last client was determined to have it...so it's handy that I picked it up.
K> From: beckyed -at- rcn -dot- com> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Subject: moving into xml-based writing> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 14:30:37 -0400> > Anyone have any experience or useful thoughts about how to add XML skills to> your portfolio when you are a contractor? Being of a geeky mindset, I'm> pretty sure I'd enjoy XML, but I haven't a clue where to start. What should> you learn, and in what order? How geeky do you need to be--must you be able> to write XSL transforms, for instance? Do you need to take formal classes,> or can you learn enough by just hacking up some XML-based docs on your own?> > I dunno, maybe this won't really bring in any real money. About 75% of my> clients still want deliverables as Word docs. I hate Word, but being able to> wrangle it is practically a lifetime employment guarantee. > > --Becky> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or > printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007 > Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.> http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList> > True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.> Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical> documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com> > ---> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com -dot- > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/thatguy_80%40hotmail.com> > > To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.>
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