• Welcome to the TC Dojo
    From the creators, producers, and host of Arbortext Monster Garage and TC Camp!
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    Exclusive, member-driven discussions of the topics on your mind today

How does it work?

There are three ways to learn at the Dojo:

Upcoming Events

  • TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

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    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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  • TC Summer Camp Unconference

    • Open to all

    TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.

    The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community–writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.

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    Advance Your Career Through Self-Publishing

    TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    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... Learn more ›

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    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

    Apply to join ›

    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

    Apply to join ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

    Apply to join ›

Last Time in the TC Dojo Open Session

Here's what you missed:

From Clashing to Collaboration

Visiting TC Dojo Master: Andrew Lawless, Rockant

14% of knowledge workers felt like striking a coworker in the past year but didn't. If you are a technical writer, chances are that you were a potential target. Collaborative authoring comes at a price. It is also at odds with 87% of employees worldwide that are not engaged at work and 35.5 million European workers that report mental ill-being due to beating tight deadlines.

How, then, can we effectively author in collaboration with diverse professions and personalities? Technical writers tend to be precise; they naturally seek detail, correct errors, define terms with exactness, and question thoroughly. How can you manage stress when working with someone who generalizes, jumps to conclusions, makes changes without reasons, and races the clock?

In this presentation, you will learn how to:

  • Engage your document stakeholders effectively
  • Respond to different ways people collaborate
  • Have the freedom to be yourself at work

You will receive an introduction to a scientifically-verified framework that enables you to collaborate better on documentation projects.

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