TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 21, 2014

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 21, 2014
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:50:58 -0400

Spring, that time when everything seems fresh and new. Its arrival this
week helped us get into the mindset, and we took full advantage by
providing some fresh and new information on DITA, especially for those who
aren't immersed in it already. Jacquie Samuels' DITA terms, and a Fast 5
video chat that provided a great introduction to Darwin Information Typing
Architecture anchored our week.



We also have a fresh new poll question out there on quality, and the
challenges of measuring it for content producers. Conversations continue on
the TechWhirl email discussion list, some new, some evergreen. The
number ofreleases tech writers support each
year<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1403/techwhirl-1403-00127.html#.UyxCfvk7uSo>is
a particularly revealing discussion that's worth a few minutes of your
time. Get in on the action by registering for the
forum<http://community.techwhirl.com/entry/register?Target=categories>or
subscribing
to the email list<http://www.techwr-l.com/frequently-asked-questions.html#subscribe>.
Don't forget to check out the archives <http://www.techwr-l.com/> for a
little historical perspective on it all.





Have a great weekend,

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

*New features and articles on http://TechWhirl.com <http://techwhirl.com/>*
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- Tech Writer This Week March 20, 2014 | http://ow.ly/uMIh9
- Quality Factors for Technical Content (poll) | http://bit.ly/1fUpRTk
- DITA Terms and Their Plain Language Meanings, by Jacquie Samuels |
http://bit.ly/1mbhCFP
- The Power of Social Sharing at ICC 2014 by Jill Parman |
http://bit.ly/1hkrxDa

*Technical Communication news on http://TechWhirl.com/news
<http://techwhirl.com/news>*:


- Adobe FrameMaker 12 and FM XML Author Integrate with XDocs CCMS |
http://bit.ly/1etWAO0

Social Media and the Chance to Follow TechWhirl:

- Our Google Plus Page - what's happening behind the scenes |
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- Adobe Systems: Leveraging cloud services for collaboration in RoboHelp
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We want to send a very special "thank you" to our sponsors for their
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