FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Learning New Tricks: Transitioning from Unstructured to Structured Authoring Environments

Rachel Houghton, Information Developer, Rockwell Automation, originally presented 29 April 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks! Coming from an unstructured background, surviving the transition to structured authoring is a work in progress. Join Rachel Houghton of Rockwell Automation as she goes over the gotchas, the heartache, and the rewards of moving to a new style of authoring.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Understanding Scrum Basics: Technical Writers and Agile

Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, Elon University, originally presented 18 December 2014

This webinar is available only to STC members.

“I don’t want to do Scrum because I’ve heard that Agile is completely anti-documentation. Why would I jump at that?” Is your company thinking of going Agile or in the process of making that leap? Worried about your role in this new framework, especially if it’s anti-documentation as you might have heard? If you want to learn how technical writers can become integral members of development teams, join us for this webinar to learn the truth about the Agile mindset and most popular framework, Scrum. Discover just how empowering these environments can be for technical writers, documentation included.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Discover Liberty Mutual Features

Trevor Waling, originally presented 1 October 2014

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Join Trevor Waling as he discusses all the features of STC's newest benefit company, Liberty Mutual Insurance and how it can benefit you and your business. You'll come away with a complete understanding of how the program works and little known insurance facts. There will also be time for Q&A following the presentation, so bring your questions and discover all there is to know about Liberty Mutual Insurance.

 

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From Comprehensiveness to Clarity: Moving to Targeted Documentation

Alyssa Fox, originally presented 21 November 2013

For most product manufacturers, delivering adequate documentation is a constant challenge. The increasing complexity of products and the stricter regulations for product documentation often lead to extensive documentation sets with 500+ pages manuals online or in print. The question is: how effective is all this documentation? This presentation gives an overview of what targeted documentation is, how to create or convert to targeted documentation libraries, and how it can help improve the overall user experience and reduce costs.

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Freelancing

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, originally presented 31 January 2013

Being a freelancer takes more than strong skills as a tech writer or editor. Find out what it takes to launch and manage a successful tech comm business as a one-person shop or solopreneur—the personality needed to succeed as a freelancer, ways to find clients and projects, getting paid, important business decisions, resources to help you manage your freelance life effectively, and more from long-time freelance writer/editor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter.

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