TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for April 5, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for April 5, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 12:32:11 -0400

Happy April everyone… we love April because we get to do our April Fools’
Day edition <>,
celebrate our anniversary as owners, and start ramping up for the spring
explosion of activity.

After traipsing through all the broken news we published on April 1, we
followed up with the first Users’ Advocate column from Mark Baker, in which
he asks a tremendously important question: Where have all the users’
he provides some thought-provoking answers to it, and the related
questions of what, how and why we do what we do. Craig Cardimon curated
another worthy selection of posts for Tech Writer This
and you still have time to vote in the latest technical communication poll
about the most valuable recurring
the last 20 years.

TechWhirlers on the email discussion <> list seem to be
exhibiting a bit of spring fever, with lively discussions on commenting
code and API docs, Word formatting questions, cloud expertise and the
“fundamentally trivial business of technical writing.” Do check out the
threads, add your perspective or start a new thread of your own.

Have a great weekend!

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

*New features and articles on <>**

- Tech Writer This Week, April 4, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Users’ Advocate: Where Have All the Users Gone? By Mark Baker |
- Technical Communication Poll: Recurring and Vital Conversations on
Technical Writing |
- Another Fine April Fools’ Day: Thanks for the Fun |
- U.S. Jobs Outlook Handbook to Include New Technical Communication
Entry | <>
- STC Set to Film New Video at Upcoming STC Summit |
- Study on Productivity May Change the Way Work is Presented | <>
- Yahoo! CEO Bans Technical Writers from Working at Office |
- Scriptorium Publishing Announces New DITA Open Toolkit Development
Offering |
- WebWorks Full Optical Opus Learning System Launches Today |
- Ex-employee Discloses Tool Used in FrameMaker Documentation |

*Technical Communication news on<>

- Ektron 8.7 Features Editing Enhancements and Cloud and SharePoint
- Stilo Extends Migrate Functionality with DocBook to DITA Conversion
Capability |

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