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* ANNOUNCE: PDF2001 Registration Discount; expires March 2 (NEW)
* JOB: Technical Writer Needed in Calverton, Maryland
* ANNOUNCE: JoAnn Hackos' Developing Standards for E-Communication
* ANNOUNCE: Don't miss this workshop: Documenting APIs and SDKs
* ANNOUNCE: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
* JOB: Documentation Specialist needed in Burlington, MA
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ANNOUNCE: PDF2001 Registration Discount; expires March 2
Register for the PDF 2001 Conference East by March 2 and receive a $200
discount off the regular registration price.
The conference for users of Adobe Acrobat is scheduled for June 4, 5 and 6
at the Baltimore Sheraton North in Towson, MD. Program and registration
information is available at http://www.pdfconference.com. Early Bird
registration has been extended to March 2.
PDF experts from Canada, Germany, Israel, Switzerland and the United
States will discuss essential elements of PDF at the conference, including
industrial eBooks, PDF on handhelds, color prepress issues and best
practices. A new track will provide information for PDF developers, and
include sessions on XML and PDF Forms; Digitally Signing, Validating and
Verifying PDF Files; and an introduction the the Acrobat API.
Speakers include Thomas Merz of PDFlib, author of Web Publishing with
Acrobat/PDF; Ted Padova, author of the Acrobat PDF Bible;.Max Wyss, a
instructor; Paul Showalter of the IRS; and Tim Sullivan of ActivePDF and
many other leading authorities and expert users.
In addition to the conference, there are a variety of pre- and
post-conference workshops that delve into advanced techniques in depth.
Discounts are available for groups, students, academics, government
employees and for those who register for pre- and post-conference
workshops. For more information, see http://www.pdfconference.com or call
240/208-5808. The conference is sponsored by ActivePDF
(www.activepdf.com), PlanetPDF (http://www.planetpdf.com) and Cardiff
JOB: Technical Writer Needed in Calverton, Maryland
JOB OPENING: Technical Writer (Temp-to-Perm)
*B.A. or B.S. in Technical Writing, English, or scientific fields
*4 years experience writing technical documentation (software preferred)
*Fluent English with strong writing and editing skills
*Proficiency with MS Word and RoboHELP
DESCRIPTION: On-site technical writer to write and revise technical
documentation describing functional applications and licensing software
operating procedures for end-users and system administrators.
SKILLS: Technical writing and editing; interviewing subject-matter
consistently bringing projects in on budget and on schedule; creating
clear and comprehensive indexes; working independently and on a team;
working with advanced skills in MS Word (required); working with advanced
skills in help authoring using RoboHELP and RoboHTML (preferred).
TO APPLY: E-mail resumes to NNarena -at- SystemAutomation -dot- com
ANNOUNCE: JoAnn Hackos' Developing Standards for E-Communication
Do the electronic information systems you've created
look like they've been done by different people in
different organizations? Is there a consistent look and
feel to the information you are creating? Can users
predict where and how they are going to find information?
Does the information tell them how to do their work and
achieve their goals?
Plan to attend "Developing Standards for E-Communication,"
an exceptional two-day workshop conducted by Dr. JoAnn
This seminar introduces you to a process for designing
effective electronic information standards. You'll learn
how to identify user needs, understand user goals, analyze
user tasks, and put it all together in coherent online
standards. You'll learn how to develop a set of standards
for your organization and look at the results gained by
organizations that have done it right.
Workshop Title: Developing Standards for E-Communication
Dates: March 8-9, 2001
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Host Company: STC, Phoenix Chapter
Registration: Register online at http://www.usabledesign.com/
or call in your registration to Molly Sausaman at 303-234-0123.
ANNOUNCE: Don't miss this workshop: Documenting APIs and SDKs
Documenting APIs and SDKs: a guide for non-programmers
Documenting SDKs isn't easy, and it's not for everyone.
But it's a highly-sought skill. It will bring you respect.
And it's one of the best-paying gigs in our industry.
So why not move up to the peak of our profession?
Sign up today for this revealing 2-day workshop,
co-sponsored by the STC Montreal Chapter.
When: Monday March 12 + Tuesday March 13, 2001
Where: downtown Montreal (and coming to Israel soon!)
Presenter: Manuel Gordon, award-winning technical writer
and professor of computer science, who specializes in SDKs.
Cost: C$495 for STC-Montreal members, plus taxes
C$595 (US$400) for non-members, plus taxes
ANNOUNCE: Upcoming INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR
presented by Lori Lathrop
The one-day workshop is for writers and editors who need
to create usable indexes for either printed or online
documents. Writers will learn to apply several productivity
tips and techniques in indexing technical documentation.
DATES AND LOCATIONS:
March 30 - Greenville, SC
April 6 - Greensboro, NC
April 20 - Denver, CO
May 25 - Newark, NJ
To request a brochure for any of these workshops, contact
LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com (http://www.indexingskills.com)
or call 704-531-0021.
"An index is as important to your documentation as your
documentation is to the product." (Lori Lathrop)
Lori Lathrop is a Past President of the American Society of
Indexers (ASI) and a Senior Member of the Society for
Technical Communication (STC). The second edition of her
book, An Indexers Guide to the Internet, was published by
Information Today Inc. in 1999, and she is currently writing
Indexing Skills for Technical Communicators, which is based
on the workshops she delivers to corporate clients throughout
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