TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 15, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 15, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:20:57 -0400

Having survived International Pi Day without a cataclysm of calories, it’s
now time to beware the Ides of March. Over here at TechWhirl it means the
end to another week of interesting content, features and reviews, and a
little history for our weekly technical communication recap.

I did a little time traveling and on the Ides of March in 2003,
TechWhirlers were talking about the The odds of finding work through
job ads<>and
skills vs. writing skills
And back in 1993, the Ides found those earliest TechWhirlers talking
about Online
documentation, problems
Anybody notice anything familiar here?

Right here in 2013, Yehoshua Paul takes a look at whether and how the
skills required for technical writing and
Rachel Houghton reviews
MadCap Flare 9<>,
and Craig Cardimon curates some fascinating posts from content strategy and
user experience as well as technical communications in Tech Writer
This Week<>.

So enjoy the present and the past, and if I were you Ide have a piece of

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, March 14, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- MadCap Flare 9: Enhancements Make it Worth the Upgrade, by Rachel
Houghton |
- Multiple and Emerging Roles in Technical Communication: Training, by
Yehoshua Paul |

*Technical Communication news on<>

- SDL Acquires bemoko and Extends Leadership inCustomer Experience

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