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Top Books for Children and New Parents

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text-intro” _builder_version=”3.13.1″] My niece is having a baby and as I realized that I have a list of carefully curated books that I give to new parents. The last couple of years I’ve written about my reading lists, and I write a lot about requirements. When I…

New Slack Channels – TC Dojo and Arbortext Users

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text-slack” _builder_version=”3.13.1″] Slack reminds us of the old IRC channels, if anyone out there remembers those. Liz was invited to Slack pretty early on but resisted using it because she said it was so isolated. In its earliest days, it was mostly browser-based, every space was separate,…

Top Authors and Books from My 2017 Reading Challenge

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text-stats” _builder_version=”3.9″] After all the books I read in 2016, I’d planned on reading more non-fiction in 2017. As it turned out, we had a busy year here at Single-Sourcing Solutions and escapist reading was the order of the day. 2017 was the year of binge-reading and…

Do you want to be a TC Dojo Master?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] If you thought we didn’t pay attention to the survey results, but we have Eliot Kimber in March because someone in the TC Dojo asked for him. They asked for him to talk about keys. After 6 years, 82 sessions, and more than 1770 votes, we’ve…

Techcomm and Arbortext Resources – We have a lot

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_post_title _builder_version=”3.0.99″ title=”on” meta=”off” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”on” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”below” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” title_font_size=”36px” global_module=”3062″ /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text-us” _builder_version=”3.1.1″] We share. A lot. We derive an intense satisfaction when we are able to improve the capabilities of our customers as well as everyone in the communities we serve. Customers don’t…

Vote for TC Dojo 2018 sessions topics

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.94″ background_layout=”light”] I’m about to start booking the speakers for TC Dojo sessions in 2018. I have two sessions lined up, but I still have 10 to fill. January will be fun. Rather than the same old boring end-of-year trends session, we’re going to get tips on how to keep up!…

Getting the Most Out of TC Camp

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text-description” _builder_version=”3.9″] Liz talks about what inspired her to start TC Camp (https://tccamp.org), the techcomm unconference. How she found people to help as TC Camp got off the ground. Learn what TC Camp offers writers and what everyone can bring to TC Camp. (It’s not what your…

Same mess, different tools – Liz Fraley on the Content Content Podcast

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_blurb admin_label=”Post-Summary” _builder_version=”3.0.99″ title=”Post Summary” url_new_window=”off” use_icon=”on” use_circle=”off” use_circle_border=”off” icon_placement=”left” use_icon_font_size=”off” background_layout=”light” font_icon=”%%65%%” animation=”off” saved_tabs=”all”] In her interview, Liz Fraley talks in detail about the history of structured authoring and how her opinions have changed over 17 years in the technical writing industry. [/et_pb_blurb][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text-intro” _builder_version=”3.0.105″…

UI/UX for technical communicators is the theme for TC Summer Camp 2017

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.94″ background_layout=”light”] I sit on the TC Camp board and am sponsoring the Structured Authoring workshop at TC Summer Camp in DC on September 9th. Every year, we ask what topic people want for the morning workshops. So far only one topic has been in the top…

Adepters – What is it and how do I find it?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.94″ background_layout=”light”] Are you an Arbortext user? Have you heard the word Adepters and wonder what it means? Adepters is the name of the original Arbortext user mailing list which was launched in 1996. At that time there the web was still new, so this mailing list quickly became…