The next installment in an occasional series on how to avoid pitfalls in your content strategy.
In this podcast, Gretyl Kinsey and Bill Swallow discuss common change management problems and how to make sure your content strategy accounts for them.
Sarah O’Keefe, Bill Swallow, and Alan Pringle discuss the connections between content strategy and management consulting.
In this podcast, we interview Alyssa Fox about aligning content strategy across marketing and technical communication and discuss her leadership role in the Society for Technical Communication.
This podcast features special guest Ed Marsh of the Content Content podcast. Scriptorium’s guest appearances on the Content Content podcast inspired us to start our own. In this episode, Gretyl Kinsey and Ed Marsh discuss content strategy and how it applies to the world of podcasting, solutions to the ever-present problem of content silos, how to find your tribe at events like LavaCon, and more.
There are special considerations when localizing DITA content. In this podcast, Bill Swallow and Simon Bate discuss the conventions available in DITA for localization, and share anecdotes and advice to help you circumvent localization problems.
How can faster access to cancer staging information lead to better diagnoses and improved patient care? What if cancer staging content could be integrated into electronic medical records and accessed via API instead of just in a printed book? We discuss these questions and more with guest Laura Meyer Vega of the American Joint Committee on Cancer in this podcast recorded at LavaCon 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
In this podcast, Gretyl Kinsey and Sarah O’Keefe discuss DITA specialization, or the process of creating new structures from existing ones. What is involved in developing and testing a DITA specialization? What are some risks and benefits you should consider before specializing your DITA content?
Erin Vang of Global Pragmatica LLC discusses the basics of finance for technical communication managers. What do you need to know about budgeting and corporate finance to make your department run smoothly?
In this podcast, Gretyl Kinsey and Simon Bate discuss the DITA Learning and Training specialization. How does this specialization work? What are some ways an organization might benefit from using Learning and Training to structure its educational content? What should you consider before implementing a DITA authoring environment with Learning and Training?
In this podcast, Alan Pringle, Sarah O’Keefe, and Bill Swallow discuss ways of measuring the return on investment in a content strategy implementation. A content strategy is tied to specific business goals; it’s designed to either solve a business problem with content or better position your company to meet current and future business goals. Like any business strategy, it needs to be measured over time to determine its effectiveness in achieving those goals.
In this podcast, Alan Pringle and Sarah O’Keefe discuss the shift in training priorities. In the past, companies would train employees to avoid dependence on Evil Outside Contractors. Today, companies don’t want to invest in training their employees (“They might leave!”), so instead they farm out specialized tasks to expert contractors.
In this podcast, Alan Pringle and Bill Swallow discuss transitioning from a developed content strategy to implementation of that strategy. What’s involved in a content strategy implementation? What should you be mindful of? How should you handle change?
Highly designed content uses presentation to call its audience’s attention to the most important information. This kind of content requires more attention to detail and exceptions to the standard layout than content with a purely functional design. In this podcast, we discuss strategies for producing highly designed content and solutions for exerting more control over your design in a publishing environment with automated formatting.
2017 marks 20 years of business for Scriptorium. In this podcast, Sarah O’Keefe, Alan Pringle, and Bill Swallow reflect on changes in the content industry over the past 20 years and on how Scriptorium came to be. From content development approaches to professional development resources… What’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and what does the future look like?