TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for June 28, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for June 28, 2013
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Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:43:47 -0400

By an odd confluence of circumstances, mostly due to summer in North
America and the seasonal rise in PTO (‘Paid Time Off’ for folks who
actually get paid for work.), turned into the Craig and
Connie show this week. You may or may not consider this to be a good thing,
but we had fun putting it all together, so I hope you'll enjoy it all.

Tammy Bilitzky, the CIO for Data Conversion Laboratory, sat down with me a
few weeks ago to discuss data conversion strategy, Agile, and enterprise
mobility among other topics. We just published the interview, *Navigating
the Road to Data Conversion
*, and it’s full of really useful guidance to any organization that needs
to tackle the challenge of converting legacy content. We hit the Wayback
machine for this week’s tech comm poll, which dives into the archives for
apt job titles and some freewheeling debate before asking “What job title
best explains what we do as
none of the options suits, please let us know with a comment on the
post, we keep hoping the perfect title will show up.

Craig Cardimon decided not to mourn the impending loss of Google Reader,
and he walks through a few of the best alternatives in *Leaving Google
Reader: Change Could Do You
*. Then he curates some of the best commentary and advice from other sites
and blogs in *Tech Writer This

PTO doesn't seem to slow down the conversations on the email
discussion list<>,
with requests for word usage, continuing tool debates and more. That
includes another appearance by Anonymous who requested advice on how to
handle translation from Chinese into English for use in the Americas. I’m
hoping that Anonymous or one of the participants might consider turning
that into an article for TechWhirl (the SWU is always open to new
… maybe when they get back from PTO.

Have a great weekend!

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

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- Tech Writer This Week for June 27, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Leaving Google Reader: Change Could Do You Good, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Communication Poll: Blast from the Past on Job Titles |
- Navigating the Road to a Business-driven Data Conversion Strategy:
Interview with Tammy Bilitzky, by Connie Giordano |

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