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New Meetup: Technical Writing: An Overview of Trends, Tools, and Technologies

From: Andrea W.
Sent on: Monday, January 11, 2010 9:45 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Read! Write! Publish!!

What: Technical Writing: An Overview of Trends, Tools, and Technologies

When: Thursday, January 21,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $15.00 per person

5200 Paramount Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560

Have you ever wondered whether a career in technical writing might be right for you? The Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is hosting Joe Welinske, president of Writers UA, for a special event. Joe will speak on the topic, "An Overview of Trends, Tools, and Technologies in Software User Assistance."

The application of technical communication skills to the development of software user assistance has grown immensely in the past twenty years. This specialization is very fulfilling and challenging, and technical communicators are finding their role in the software development process to be increasingly valued. User assistance is much more than "Help." It encompasses a wide range of skills and technologies that are combined to improve the software user's experience.

Technical communicators contribute through wizards, tutorials, and web-based training. They develop and populate knowledge bases and content management systems. Printed manuals and their PDF equivalents are also an important element of the documentation sets.

If you're interested in technology and you've always dreamed of making a living as a writer, technical communication might be the career for you. Technical communication professionals, as well as students from Duke University's certificate program in technical communication, will be in attendance at this meeting and can share their experiences.

Networking begins at 6:00, and the presentation at 6:30. Refreshments will be sponsored by TPS.

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