TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for February 15, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for February 15, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:03:02 -0500

I bet if we did a survey, we’d find more than a few folks who prefer to let
February 14th pass as just another day of the month. But based on the
technical communicators and content experts I know, as a general rule, we’d
hang onto the chocolate. In my estimation this means we have our priorities
in the proper order.

Priorities in the proper order this week means *a lot* of interesting
debate on the Techwr-l email discussion list on a particular recruiting
dilemma <>that
many of us face, the most effective use of screen
captures in documentation<>,
and a shared discussion with the Framers list on a FrameMaker 11
intermittent crash problem (with thanks to Dov Isaacs and Kapil Verma of
Adobe for providing useful insight). Getting a job, understanding
methodology and working with tools—seems like a very good priority to us.

TechWhirl continues our focus on “when worlds collide” with a new poll
about the number of different
keep active. Craig Cardimon curates
another great week of
content, UX and technical communication, and Jacquie Samuels issues a
to action for content
We’ve published more great material on our content management systems
research area <>, and we’ve
always got news and boatloads of opportunities on the TechWhirl job board.

So much to do, so little time… but first a little chocolate…

Have a great weekend!

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

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- Tech Writer This Week February 14, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Communication Poll: Resume Alternatives |
- Content Strategists: A Call to Action, by Jacquie Samuels |

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- SDL Helps Enterprises Translate Big Data into Big Language |
- Majority of Brands Knowingly Fail with Sub-Standard User Experience |

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