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Entries from May 2008

Check out my latest article

May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

alive magazine is out, and this month I have a men’s beauty article published called “Are you man enough to moisturize?” Click on the thumbnail to check it out. It’s meant to be informative, but it’s also a marketing piece because I mention a few products that potential retail customers might be interested in. Also, […]

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Musical cross-pollination with the tech industry

May 13th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’re Homo Sapien then you’ve probably heard that song by Yael Naïm. Name not ringing any bells? You know, it’s the one that goes something like this: “La-la-la-la la-la-la-la-la…” Still not getting it? Okay, it’s the song from the MacBook Air commercial. Yes, you know the one (and if you still have no clue, […]

Tags: marketing · music · technology · web 2.0

DocTrain Day 3 – Content choreographers unite

May 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

DocTrain chugged along today and picked up some speed with a heavy emphasis on social media. As with yesterday’s post, I’ll give you the skinny and the slides on each presentation as well my pick for ‘what’s hot’. Great people, good food, and leading-edge content. Kudos to the organizers and to the Marriott Pinnacle for […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · documentation · productivity · technical writing

DocTrain Day 2 – XML jockeys flock to the podium

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

The conference proper kicked off today with some excellent speakers across the board. There were a lot of presentations, so I’m going to keep it short and give you the gist of each one along with my personal “what’s hot” recommendation on something juicy, cool or just plain geeky that I gleaned from the talk. […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · productivity · technical writing

DocTrain Day 1 – Simplified Technical English

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

Today I attended a pre-conference workshop on Simplified Technical English (STE) at DocTrain West. Berry Braster, director of Tedopres, presented the benefits of writing documentation using standardized, unambiguous English, especially when materials are being translated into other languages. The implementation of STE involves developing a company-specific dictionary and using documentation software to aid in the […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · documentation · productivity · technical writing