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RTFM!

RTFM!

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series 2016-17 Program Chronicles

For the past 20 years, our field was in a transition from traditional technical manuals to various types of content deployed to the Web. Now that we find ourselves in a new environment, how can we manage digital content as effectively as possible?

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October Meeting: The Chapter Goes Mobile

October Meeting: The Chapter Goes Mobile

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series 2016-17 Program Chronicles

The New England Chapter of STC held its first meeting of the year on October 19th at the MathWorks in Natick to learn about adapting techcomm to mobile.

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Techcomm and Mobile: A Strategic Assessment

Techcomm and Mobile: A Strategic Assessment

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series 2016-17 Program Chronicles

We’ve heard a lot about the mobile revolution in recent years. Everyone seems to have a mobile device, or several. But techcomm itself has only barely moved beyond traditional print and online help.

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The Chapter Ends the Year in Bedford

The Chapter Ends the Year in Bedford

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series 2015-16 Program Chronicles

The chapter wants members to step up and become “champions” of different roles for 2016–2017

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Eight Tips for Using Acrolinx, Part Two

Eight Tips for Using Acrolinx, Part Two

Acrolinx is only as effective as the amount of effort you put into it, so it pays to take advantage of its advanced tools.

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Mobile And Technical Communication, Part Two

Mobile And Technical Communication, Part Two

[Ed. Note: This is the Second of a three-part article on the impact of mobile on technical communication.] How Mobile Will Change Technical Communication, Part Two By Neil Perlin Refocus Our Writing – Look at “Mobile First” Luke Wroblewski, a product director at Google, wrote an article in 2009 called “Mobile First” in which he argues that more »

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How Do You Improve Documentation For Worldwide Use? Simple

How Do You Improve Documentation For Worldwide Use? Simple

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series 2015-16 Program Chronicles

Simplified Technical English simplifies documentation and saves time and money and, as John Smart noted, “less is best!”

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Eight Tips for Using Acrolinx, Part One

Eight Tips for Using Acrolinx, Part One

[Ed. Note: Here at the News we’re suckers for listicles, so we’re pleased to bring you the first of a two-part list of tips for using the editorial tool Acrolinx.] Acrolinx is a language, grammar, and terminology checker that runs as a plugin in most XML editors. You write your content, you choose Acrolinx from the more »

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A Night of Disaster Recovery

A Night of Disaster Recovery

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series 2015-16 Program Chronicles

STC New England President Nancy Allison presented technical communication disasters she experienced in her 32-year career, and told attendees how she resolved them, in a monthly program called “Disaster Recovery: Fixing a Documentation Mess,” at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, Mass., on April 20th.

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