This post is part of Scriptorium’s 20th anniversary celebration. You know you’re doing content strategy wrong when… You focus on tools and not business requirements:
The content lifecycle can involve many needlessly tedious tasks. Perhaps the most tedious of tasks is review tracking. There are many ways to send content out for review. Some people prefer using a manual process, others prefer automated workflows. Whatever approach you use is fine, … Read More
You’ve probably heard the announcement countless times: “Please locate the nearest emergency exit.” Chances are you ignore these exits most of the time, but you feel safer knowing they’re there. You wouldn’t go to a restaurant or movie theater or travel on public transportation that … Read More
I’m about to replace an old toilet, not-so-affectionately nicknamed the Lazy River.
We’ve been in our “new” offices in Durham for about a year now. Overall, I’m quite happy to be here, nice building, good restaurants for lunch, lock on the door to keep sales people out…all those things.
In reality, collaborative authoring is little more than a euphemism for the idea that “anyone can write.” That’s Tom Johnson’s take on collaborative authoring in his latest blog post. The writer in me sympathizes deeply because the “anyone can write” attitude is a direct challenge … Read More
With 2011 waning, people are contemplating what 2012 will bring for technical communication. Our profession is changing rapidly, so intelligent conversations about the future of tech comm are essential. All that smart talk has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
My presentation for the STC Summit in Dallas is finally done. The session, “Managing in an XML environment,” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, at 4 p.m. Central time. I hope to see you in Dallas, but if you can’t make the conference in person, … Read More
Here’s a movie montage I found on YouTube featuring scenes of characters either offering or reading procedures: Enjoy!
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