I have started work on a content strategy book. The working title is Content Strategy 101: Transform Technical Content into a Business Asset, and I need your help.
Recent news about two new ebook formats has made ebook distribution even more challenging for publishers. To gain some clarity on the market for ebooks about tech comm (and to keep ourselves from repeatedly banging our heads against the wall), we’re asking for your input … Read More
Our 2012 event schedule is starting to come together. Our guest speaker lineup includes Char James-Tanny, Peter Lubbers, and Sarah Maddox, with more to be announced. This year, we are changing our conference schedule somewhat. I am looking forward to participating in Intelligent Content for … Read More
Update July 30, 2014: Download the EPUB edition of The DITA Style Guide for free. The print edition is no longer available. I’m pleased to announce that Tony Self’s new book, The DITA Style Guide, is now available in print. The book is beginning to … Read More
Alan Houser and Vici Koster-Lenhardt are running for the office of Vice President of the Society for Technical Communication. If you missed the live webcast, watch this recording to get to know the candidates.
Tony Self and the team at Scriptorium have almost wrapped up work on the print edition of Tony’s book, The DITA Style Guide. (Excuse me while I do a private happy dance.) We plan to submit the files to the printer this week, which means … Read More
We just released the Kindle edition of Technical Writing 101. You can download the Kindle edition instantly from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk. You can also get a free sample if you want to try before you buy.
Ebooks and tablets are helping people read more than they did before: in a recent survey, 66 percent of portable device owners said they were reading more. That statistic should prompt all technical communicators to think about if—and how—ebooks and other tablet-compatible formats (including apps) … Read More
Scriptorium has developed an enhanced version of the DITA OT’s PDF plugin, providing an upgraded baseline for additional development.
Happy New Year! In early 2009, we did a rather extensive survey on structured authoring. We asked about plans to implement structured authoring, existing implementations, biggest mistakes, and the like.