TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for October 12, 2012

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for October 12, 2012
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:51:39 -0400

*This week’s update on technical communication and the TechWhirl community
is supported by Platinum sponsor ComponentOne & their Doc-To-Help Help
Authoring Tool <> |*

Returning to the daily grind after an energizing and thought-provoking
event like the LavaCon Conference <> is challenging
(made more so by jet lag). Articles still need to be written, deadlines
scheduled, copy proofed, and graphics refined. Having a few moments to
decompress and digest great quantities of information and ideas is critical
to ensuring you can actually do something with all the new stuff you’ve

It’s one of the reasons why we like presenting summaries of the LavaCon
sessions after the conference is over. Many technical communication
professionals got to take advantage of being in Portland and meeting with
colleagues and though leaders face-to-face. So many more could not. So
over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see a full panoply of LavaCon,
including session summaries, a Pinterest board and a couple of in-depth
interviews. that can help you frame and reframe the strategy and tactics
you need to reach your audiences with relevant and useful knowledge that
improves their experience with your product or service.

We get to mix that up with some new perspectives and some very interesting
answers to the question “Is Tech Comm Creative?” And we hope you’re
working on your submission to our, second annual Tech WriterHalloween
Horror Stories
So even if you don’t believe the tech comm is creative, you can switch hats
and author modes for a bit to flex your mental muscles a bit, and be
entertained in the process. On the off-chance that you might be
experiencing the dreaded writer’s block, Geoff Hart’s Overcoming Writer’s
Block Part 1<>andPart
be just the ticket.

Have a great weekend!

-The gang at TechWhirl

In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on <>**

- Tech Writer This Week for October 11, by Craig Cardimon |
- Writer’s Block: Different Causes Have Different Solutions – Part 2, by
Geoff Hart |
- Writer’s block: Different Causes Have Different Solutions – Part 1, by
Geoff Hart |
- Tech Writer Halloween Horror Stories Wanted! |

*Tech Comm News on <>:*

- Enterprise Content Management Veteran Don McMahan Joins Pingar |
- McLaren Announces McLaren Enterprise – OnAir |
- UTOPY Releases First Unified Customer Interaction Analytics Platform |
- Brooks and DocuWare Announce Partnership |

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*Silver*: Society for Technical Communication (STC)
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