TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 11, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 11, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:53:37 -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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Here at TechWhirl, we pride ourselves on providing a well-rounded, nicely
balanced, entertaining and informative mix of articles and commentary on
all things tech comm. Our theme in January is really a double theme: *Ready
for 2013? Predictions and Focus on Education.* And this week we offer a
little of both, and then some. We asked you for some predictions for 2013
via our weekly technical communication poll question on emerging
the impacts on tech comm. And Jacquie Samuels offered some guidance
from both the student and instructor points of view with her tips and
tricks on choosing an online tech comm certificate
Our “then some” refers to a great interview with Brenda Huettner on
conducted by technical communication student and SWU member Samantha

Add to that a Tech Writer This
post full of all sorts of tech comm, content strategy and user
experience goodness, and we say “mission accomplished.” At least until next
week, when we get to do it all over again. After you’re done cruising
around the magazine, mosey on over to the email discussion
list<>where you can
get a well-rounded, often balanced, always entertaining and
amazingly useful mix of discussions on tools, techniques, job hunting
tactics and more. And don’t forget to check out the current crop of
openings on All in all you can look forward to some
quiet time this weekend with all that your technical communication friends
and allies can offer.


-The gang at TechWhirl

In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on <>:*

- Tech Writer This Week January 10, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Tips and Tricks: What To Look for in an Online Tech Comm Program, by
Jacquie Samuels |
- Technical Communication Poll: Impact of Emerging Technology |
- Interview with Brenda Huettner: What Every Technical Communicator
Should Know About Accessibility, by Samantha Miranda

*Technical Communication news on<>

- ACCEPT Research Project Announces First Results of Translation and
Forum Initiatives |

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