Writing a book gives you an opportunity to provide tangible value. It can establish your brand and increase your professional standing. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to take advantage of self-publishing because we already know how to transform source material to online and print materials and because we have editors, designers, and talented peer reviewers in our network.
While self-publishing is easier than ever, reaching your audience and making money from your book is harder for self-publishers; we do our own marketing and distribution so the audience can find our book.
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Having problems with inconsistently written documentation? Do your user manuals need some help themselves? If so, then you need a style guide for your technical writing team. We’re not talking about what they should wear, but how they should write.
Content couturier Keith Schengili-Roberts (IXIASOFT) talks about what they are, why you need them and how to use them effectively. While not exclusively focusing on DITA, Keith will also talk about why a style guide is a necessity for any team working with DITA.
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Elizabeth Fraley will walk through one way to customize the OxygenXML environment. What you will learn:
- How custom actions can personalize your OxygenXML environment
- How custom actions work
- How to add menu items and toolbar buttons that will trigger your custom actions
- Save yourself time by automating repetitive tasks
- Where to go for help
This is your chance to ask questions with the author of the ebook that describes this process. If there’s time, she’ll give you another tip she learned after the ebook was published.
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