Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie

Subject: Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie
From: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: beelia -at- pacbell -dot- net
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:47:16 -0500

Bee, good point.

Actually, I'm relatively new to the field and have seen various articles
and discussion on DITA but still can't find a good entry point to begin to
understand what it is. Does anybody have any recommended resources?

Thanks in advance.


On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 7:02 PM, beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I'm a bit late chiming in on this, but I want to go back to the original
> question, because I think no one has considered the obvious. Mr. Webster is
> going to need a job!
>
> >My question is as follows: I have a limited amount of $ to spend on
> training, so given where the industry is headed, what utilit(ies) training
> should I pursue?
>
> My advice would be to look at all of the Technical Writer job listings you
> can find for your area, and see what skills are most in demand - then train
> yourself in those.
>
> In Silicon Valley, it's Madcap Flare and DITA, usually XMetaL/Trisoft. I
> have both of those skills and get recruited a lot, so I know those two are
> at the top of the TW job requirements list here.
>
> But the popular software in your area might be FrameMaker/RoboHelp or just
> plain Word. Check it out before you commit to training on any particular
> tool.
>
> HTH.
>
> Bee
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
>
> > Yeah, I know.
> >
> > > On Feb 26, 2014, at 12:31, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> > >
> > > MS didn't eliminate the need for docs. They just eliminated the docs.
> > >
> > > Gene Kim-Eng
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
> > wrote:
> > >> Oh, you mean like Microsoft did with it's Office suite?
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: W. Michael Webster
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Tony Chung
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Scott Turner
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: Scott Turner
Re: Question from a re-virginized newbie: From: beelia

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