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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 02:05:08 -0700 (MST)


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ANNOUNCE: WritersUA Update

Salary Survey Results
Tools Survey in Progress
Screen Capture Tool Reviews
Conference Discount Deadline
DITA Section Added to Resource Directory
Visits to Vancouver and Portland STC Chapters
News from Author-it, Adobe, SBS Labs, and more

This Month:

Results Available: Salary Survey
Check out the results of the WritersUA Salary Survey. The Survey
provides a look at the factors that contribute to higher salaries
in the software user assistance community.
http://www.writersua.com/surveys/salary09/index.html

Screen Capture Tool Reviews (Updated)
Matthew Ellison has fully updated his popular review of screen
capture tools. The article describes the important attributes of
a capture tool and examines and compares the features of seven
popular products.
http://www.writersua.com/articles/capturetools/index.html

Discount Deadline for Seattle Conference Reduced airfares!
Register by Monday, February 9, for the 2009 WritersUA
Conference for Software User Assistance and receive a $100
discount off the full conference price.
http://www.writersua.com/ohc/
70 sessions, 50 speakers, Certificates, Exhibition, Peer
Showcase, Networking
The Google Chrome Comic & Visual Communication - Scott McCloud
Microsoft 2.0: What to Expect in the Post-Gates Era - Mary Jo
Foley
Magic & Mental Models - Jared Spool

DITA Section Added to Resource Directory
The WritersUA User Assistance Resource Directory has added
information on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture,
including a DITA Overview, Tools, Tutorials, and other Web
Resources.
http://www.writersua.com/resmisc.htm#DITA

Tools Survey in Progress
The WritersUA Tools Survey Survey is in progress. The survey is
designed to provide our community with a guide to the relative
popularity and satisfaction of a number of tools. Please
contribute. The results will be publicly posted.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=
KDOoo9adavxGoTUAk8I_2big_3d_3d

Visiting STC Chapters in Vancouver and Portland
Joe Welinske, President of WritersUA, will be makings
presentations to:
STC Canada West Coast, Tuesday, Feb. 17:
http://www.stcwestcoast.ca/index.php/site/events/632/
and STC Willamette Valley, Thursday, Feb. 19:
http://www.stcwvc.org/

About WritersUA (WinWriters)
WritersUA specializes in providing quality training and
publications for the community of user assistance professionals.
The world of user assistance comprises a variety of techniques
and technologies to make working with software a better
experience. This includes online Help, wizards, web sites,
printed documentation, and improvements to the application user
interface. Our customers represent a diverse group of technical
writers, software developers, contractors, and consultants.

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