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Add Super Power to Your Communication with Super Structures

Super structures can increase performance and boost your productivity. They take advantage of economies of scale in your routine communication without causing you to succumb to numbing uniformity. Say what?! Super structures are logic flows that help you evaluate and create communications better and faster. Carry these structures with you…

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Arbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets

Learn the basics for creating APP-based, Arbortext Styler stylesheets from start to finish. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9976505-3-2  

The future is decided by your actions today

How do you know what the future holds? How do you know what to do to make sure you’re ready for it? Do you invest in skills? Do you buy a tool? Take a class? What? How do you prepare for the future when you don’t know what’s there? Some…

Always be learning: Lessons for writing instructions

You can learn interesting things that apply directly to you…from a totally different discipline. Recently, I was reading a story about Board Game Designers. I may be a board game geek, but that’s not why the story was interesting. The story was more about UI/UX and things that technical writers…

Techniques for keeping up in your profession

Every year there are hundreds of “trends” articles. Trends don’t matter. What matters is whether something is appropriate to your customer and your company’s mission. More important, then, is not knowing what trend is coming but knowing how to keep your eyes open so that when a new need arises,…