TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for November 30, 2012

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for November 30, 2012
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:07:26 -0500

*This week’s update on technical communication and the TechWhirl community
is supported by Platinum sponsor Adobe & their Technical Communication
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Usually the week after a long holiday weekend finds the email discussion
list <> operating in low key mode, but this week is
proving to be a delightful exception. TechWhirlers are a wide-ranging,
eclectic breed, and conversations include Craig Cardimon’s request for tips
on writing proposals, Julie Stickler’s musings on the philosophy of
appendices, and Nancy Allison’s quest for tips for term-mining, as well as
discussions on iconography, and international benefits of joining the STC.

Eclectic interests and the ability to engage on a wide variety of subjects
is part of why we enjoy the technical communication field so much. Its
practitioners don’t usually fit the stereotypes, and in the long run that
makes society better for everyone. This week’s poll asks about fields that
present interesting and productive opportunities for technical
while Lois Patterson provides a glimpse into one of those areas with her
essay on attending SXSW
And Rachel Houghton recounts a LavaCon session by Corey Ganser that talks
tech comm as superheroes<>.
An eclectic week indeed… and one we hope you’ll enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

-The gang at TechWhirl

In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

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- Tech Writer This Week for November29, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Communication Poll: Most Intriguing Fields for Tech Comm |
- What Makes a Superhero? Doing what Others Can’t and/or Won’t, by
Rachel Houghton |
- SXSW Eco: A Technical Communicator’s Experience, by Lois Patterson |

*Technical Communication News on*

- Mindjet Tasks Features Mobile Team and Project Management Modules |

*Tech Comm Jobs on*

· Technical Communication Job Summary November 24, 2012 |
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