TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for November 1, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for November 1, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 12:47:51 -0400

Now that you’ve removed the last traces of zombie makeup, come down from
the sugar high, and made your post-Halloween dental appointments, you
should be able to cruise into your weekend with a little tech comm
Halloween entertainment, some news, and some insight from the rest of the
Whirlers on the email discussion list. This week found our community
debating knowledge bases, using tables for technical content, iconography,
handling some specific document challenges, and more. Not too scary, but
definitely attention-getting.

This year’s Halloween horror stories covered the lifecycle of a typical
technical communicator, from those awkward geeky days of high school, to
corporate life, and project debacles. Thanks to Grant Fetters, Joe Gollner
and Craig Cardimon for their contributions. And if you haven’t gotten
enough Halloween- flavored content and communication knowledge, check out
the Halloween edition of Tech Writer This Week.

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 - Halloween 2013 Edition |
- Zombies in the Boardroom, by Craig Cardimon |
- A Tale from the Content Management Crypt, by Joe Gollner |
- Monster: A Halloween Horror Story, by Grant E. Fetters |

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- SGS and ENVIRON Launch New RoHS Compliance Service Using BOMcheck |
- STC Philadelphia Metro Opens Call for Proposals for 2014 Conference |

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