TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for May 24, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for May 24, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 15:54:41 -0400

Memorial Day in the US represents the unofficial start to summer, so
chances are that very few of you will read this… until sometime next week.
Or maybe you will, if you have nothing to do while stuck in an afternoon
metroplex exodus or security lines at the airport. Today’s technical
communication recap focuses on questions and answers.

Enjoy Fiona Hanington’s debut as a member of the TechWhirl SWU, Can I Be an
Agile Technical Communicator When My Team Is
her answer is yes, with lots of good how-to advice). Stake out your
territory in the three-way debate (that would be Tom Johnson, Sarah O’Keefe
and Mark Baker) by voting and posting a comment to this week’s poll which
asks whether structured authoring and web content delivery can
And Roger Renteria has an answer for anyone looking for ways to improve
their use of tables and graphs, with his STC Summit

And you can close out your week by seeing what everyone else has to say
about tech comm, content strategy, user experience, and customer experience
management by way of Craig Cardimon’s Tech Writer This
Some of those folks like to ask and answer their own questions, but it’s
always fascinating and educational.

Take a few minutes to complete the Adobe WYSWYG
Then safe travels as you enjoy the holiday here in the US. And just enjoy
your weekend no matter where you are.

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on <>:*

- Tech Writer This Week for May 23, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Tech Comm Poll: Can Structured Authoring and Web Content Delivery
Co-exist? |
- Summit Summary: Jean-luc Doumont on Conveying Messages with Graphs, by
Roger Renteria |
- Can I Be an Agile Technical Communicator When My Team Is Not?, by
Fiona Hanington |

*Technical Communication news on<>

- Xyleme Updates Industry-leading LCMS with New Publishing Tools |
- Etteplan | Tedopres and MadCap Software Partner for Simplified
Technical English Single-Sourcing |

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