TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for Sept. 26, 2014

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for Sept. 26, 2014
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:14:47 -0400

You could set your clocks by it (maybe Daylight Savings Time, maybe not) â
the return of classic discussions to the email discussion list
<> and
community forum
<> happens
as surely as some boss somewhere is telling a hapless colleague to âmake it
look pretty.â From the perennial job title debates to discussing the value
of âRTFM,â our crew of new and veteran techwhirlers like to put new spin on
classic conversations, as well as bringing a few new ideas to light.

If reading (non-user-manual) content is more your speed, you can use your
new or classic browser to peruse the awesome features weâve published this
week, including advice on following up during the job hunt, an intro to the
concept of DITA conversion, and a sneak peek at one of the top-notch
sessions planned for LavaCon 2014. You still have time to vote in the
September poll as well.

Remember, the deadline is approaching in our annual opportunity to get
terrifyingly creative. We want your submission for the 2014 Tech Comm
Halloween Horror Festivalâ truth or fiction, as long as itâs scary (or at
least funny), submit your story by October 17.

For a real time travel excursion, check out the TECHWR-L discussion list
archives <>. Bet youâll find a few familiar faces,
and quite a few familiar topics.

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 for September 25, 2014 |
- The Help Files: Follow Up Special, by Craig Cardimon |
- What is DITA Conversion? by Jacquie Samuels |
- LavaCon 2014: Troy Parke & Patrick Neeman on UX for Content Pros, by
Al Martine |
- Role of Video in Technical & Support Content (poll) |
- Tech Comm Halloween Horror Festival 2014 |

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