FREE STC Chapter/ SIG Member-Only Webinar: Major Trends Shaping the Future in Technical Communication

Abhishek Jain, Product Manager, Adobe Systems, India, originally presented 8 December 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Is structured authoring still just a hype or has it become mainstream? When should you start considering mobile while creating your content strategy? How about end user engagement with your content? Learn from insights that we have gathered over time to understand the trends and make data-driven decisions.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: 2015 STC Salary Database: Utilizing the Information and Key Trends

Michael Becher, Senior Project Director, Industry Insights, Inc., originally presented 3 December 2015

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The 2015 STC Salary Database is now available and this report holds a wealth of knowledge for job-seekers, employees who want to see how their pay compares to other technical writers, and employers reviewing employee compensation levels. While the volume of information in the report may, at first, seem overwhelming, this webinar teaches participants how to best sort through all the numbers.  Participants will learn how to utilize the information in the STC Salary Database to its maximum advantage without needing to be a statistical expert and without requiring a substantial amount of time in analysis.  Additionally, key compensation and employment trends will be discussed along with their relationship to the economy as a whole.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Entice and Engage Your Customers with RoboHelp 2015

Dustin Vaughn, Solutions Consulting Manager, Adobe, originally presented 24 November 2015

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Have you been plagued with the challenge of maintaining separate, but similar versions of online documentation, policies, and procedures, or other mission-critical data? Discover a potent yet intuitive solution for multi-channel authoring via Adobe RoboHelp 2015. An intuitive, customizable user interface can get you up-and-running in minutes. Come, learn, thrive!

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: An Enriched World of DITA via Adobe FrameMaker 2015

Dustin Vaughn, Solutions Consulting Manager, Adobe, originally presented 12 November 2015

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Have you considered moving to DITA or XML but hesitated because of complexity and hidden costs? Join this session and you will be ready to “take the plunge” into an XML authoring environment that is actually fun, besides productive! The next time flu season hits, if you are authoring DITA with FrameMaker 2015, you can literally teach temporary staff enough to keep them busy for the next three days of production in less than an hour.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Automating Tech Comm Authoring with FrameMaker 2015

Dustin Vaughn, Adobe Solutions Consulting Manager, originally presented 27 October 2015

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How would you like to have 40% more available time in your day to meet time-to-market deadlines with your technical ”documentation” (or content marketing)? How would you like to eliminate tedious, manual tasks that have plagued you for years? Meet the latest version of Adobe FrameMaker (2015 Release) and find out how this remarkable product can eliminate most of the drudgery for you, and free you for more creative efforts.

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Full-On DITA Strategies Beyond Technical Publications

Rob Hanna, ECMs, President, Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc., originally presented 7 October 2015

This webinar will explore fundamental principles for writing and structuring content for the enterprise beyond technical publications. Attendees will learn why better information typing for structured authoring can lead to more concise, consistent, and reusable content.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Translation Metrics 101: Why Tracking Your Translations Will Make Your Job Easier

Scott Carothers, Senior Globalization Executive, Kinetic theTechnologyAgency, originally presented 17 September 2015

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Have you ever caught yourself thinking “Wow, translations are an easy task that is transparent, efficient, and completely painless!” Me neither. Translations are plagued with a lack of the quantified data needed to validate quality, and improve process efficiency. By tracking five specific metrics, you will open a treasure trove of data that can be used a variety of ways to make this facet of your job easier, and improve the quality of your translated technical content. This webinar will provide actionable details on which metrics to track, how to track them, and how to use the data to clarify and simplify the translation process, while improving process efficiency.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Optimal Use of Microsoft Word for Web Publishing

Pierre-Paul Lemyre, Director of Business Development, Lexum Inc., originally presented 10 September 2015

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Why fight it! Microsoft Word is the go-to solution to create and stylize original content. We’re not all ready to make the switch to XML. Can you optimize how you use Word? You are an expert, but maybe we have a few tricks up our sleeves! Learn from Lexum, a creator of web products and a leader in web publishing of legal text-heavy documents (a sector notoriously loyal to Word). Join us and pick up on tips assembled over the last 20+ years and get a glimpse of Zoupio, our intuitive UI for text-heavy documents

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FREE STC Chapter/SIG Member-Only Webinar: Targeting Content to Your Users’ Goals

Alyssa Fox, Director of Information Development and Program Management, NetIQ Corporation, originally presented 26 August 2015

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In today’s business environment, everyone is doing more with less. How do you provide the content your users need, when they need it, with fewer people and less time to do it? Taking into account these factors, along with our agile environment, our team started shifting toward content targeted to achieving users’ goals. This type of content gives specific information when and where necessary, documents best practices, provides extensive and relevant examples, and does not document the obvious or easily discoverable.

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FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Discovering the Unexpected in NEW FrameMaker 2015

Maxwell Hoffmann, Product Evangelist, Adobe Systems, originally presented 30 July 2015

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Learn about NEW functionality in FrameMaker 2015 to survive and thrive into the next decade: Discover how to extend XML authoring to all of your staff, even people who can’t stand looking at codes and have no time for training! Discover published output to more devices than ever, including native mobile apps. Extend your global reach with RTL support for Arabic.

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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

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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

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“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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