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Upcoming Events

  • Changing the default templates in Arbortext Editor

    TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    In this webinar, I'll show you how you can change the default doctype Template and Sample so it's more representative of the content that you actually write.

    In the Arbortext Editor File->New dialog, you get the option to choose a Sample or Template for any doctype. These come out of the box, but can be changed. Custom doctypes can also create these to speed writers on their way.

    I'll explain the difference between them and show you how to change them so they fit your information. This webinar assumes you have followed best practices and set up your custom directory according to Arbortext 101.

    Make your workflow process simple! Less work is good for everyone! 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.

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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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  • Techniques for Keeping Up in your Profession

    Panel

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Every year there are hundreds of "trends" articles. However, the approach you take every day to treat your career like a profession (rather than simply a succession of jobs) is far more important. What do you need to keep your skills current and thrive in the techcomm job market? Bring your best tricks for staying current, up-to-date, and ahead of the competition. In this session, we'll share our favorites. Registration coming soon...

    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 ›

    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 ›

    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.

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

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From Open Source Volunteer to Full-Time Tech Writer

Visiting TC Dojo Master: Gale Naylor, Facebook

  • TC Dojo Open Session
  • Cost: Free

In this talk, Gale describes a little bit about what open source software is and how she used her volunteer experience as an Apache Taverna committer to become a technical writer at Facebook. She describes the tangible and intangible skills she gained, as well as how she got noticed when the primary communication channel was a mailing list, and no one knew who she was.

Watch the video ›