TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for July 25, 2014

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for July 25, 2014
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:05:33 -0400

Itâs the middle of summer here in the States, and I always expect the level
of activity to drop off drastically as technical writers, content
strategists, and other information designers take some well-earned time
off. Not much drop-off around here, at least for this week. Some great
features, a helpful template, and several meaty discussions on the email
discussion list <http://techwr-l.com/> (with apologies to the vegetarians
among us) prove that even with the summer doldrums, thereâs always
something worthwhile for content professionals to talk about.


Julyâs edition of The Help Files provides some very helpful tips on the art
of the cover letter, and Alyssa Fox is back with more useful insights on
the world of agile and tech comm. If you organize or attend meetings (and
who doesnât?), Jill Parmanâs Meeting Agenda and Minutes template can help
you make the best of this bane of our existence.

Infographics, annotations, and distinguishing between the types of online
technical content are just three of the discussions taking place on the
email list right now. You can catch up, add to the debate, or post a
comment in the community forumsâ any way you join in, youâre welcome in our
community.


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 for July 22, 2014 | http://bit.ly/1lzhmfi
- The Help Files: Cover Letter Special, by Craig Cardimon |
http://bit.ly/1r7w0yf
- Template Tuesday: Meeting Agenda & Minutes Template, by Jill Parman |
http://bit.ly/1tuHAVF
- Agile and Tech Comm: Adapting Your Review Cycle to Fit an Agile Model,
by Alyssa Fox | http://bit.ly/UkA6Iz
- Tech Comm, CXM and Consumer Protection Issues (poll) |
http://bit.ly/1n0C5IB

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


- Intelligent Content Conference Call for Presenters Now Open |
http://ow.ly/2KBW2t
- BigLever, MadCap Partner on Integrated Documentation Management and
Product Line Engineering Solution | http://ow.ly/2KxUZJ

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