TechWhirl: Technical Communications Recap for May 25, 2012

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communications Recap for May 25, 2012
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 11:55:36 -0400

*This week’s update on technical communications and the TechWhirl community
is supported by Platinum sponsor Adobe & RoboHelp 9 <> |*

By now most STC Summit attendees are back at their desks ready to do battle
with recalcitrant SMEs and unfocused management. TechWhirl returns to the
homesteads today, with a new sense energy, lots of ideas, and a greatly
enhanced network of colleagues, peers and friends who make up a large part
of the technical communications community.

We recognize that most TechWhirlers did not head to Chicagoland either by
choice or necessity of budget limitations. So we’ve collected posts and
pictures of the three-day extravaganza as part of the Tech Writer This Week
post. At the same time, we continued with our regularly scheduled content
including a great new article from Geoff Hart on Peer Review Strategies for
Technical Writers<>,
and the second part of Tony Chung’s series on

Of course TechWhirlers started and continued plenty of threads on the email
discussion list<>,
so those that weren’t heads down in educational sessions at the STC didn’t
get too lonely… or bored.

If you’re a US technical communicator, Happy Memorial Day and enjoy the
long weekend. If you call somewhere else home, have a great weekend too!

-The gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on <>**

- Tech Writer This Week for May 24, 2012: STC Summit Special Edition, by
Craig Cardimon |
- Crowdsourcing: the Double-edged Sword, by Tony Chung |
- Peer Review Strategies for Technical Writers, by Geoff Hart |

*Tech Comm News on <>*

- Xara Releases Version 8 of Designer Products |
- STC President Alan Houser Addresses Annual Business Meeting |
- Polycom®Updates RealPresence®Video Content Delivery to Mobile Devices|

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