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Culture shock…at work

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’re more concerned with your company culture than the size of your pay cheque, your might be interested in this Vancouver start-up. Jiibe is a user-generated service that matches your value system to a compatible company based on a questionnaire you fill out. I can see this site being really useful to young Millennials […]

Tags: culture · employment · productivity · web 2.0

Would you hire you?

October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

In this rocky economic climate, marketing yourself has never been more crucial if you want to survive the inevitable cutbacks. When it comes to technical writing, it’s a useful exercise to understand and appreciate what companies look for in a writer. Lyndsey Amott, in an article on her website, stresses that industry knowledge should not […]

Tags: employment · marketing · productivity · technical writing · working

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