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Virtual Summit on Advanced Practices in Technical Communication

The Content Wrangler is offering a three day, free virtual webinar series. Three days of free educational web presentations. The Virtual Summit on Advanced Practices in Technical Communication features 12 free one-hour sessions from some of the industry’s best and brightest talents — experts in XML authoring, content strategy, content management, translation and localization, intelligent content, plain language, customer experience, and more.

XML Press authors Scott Abel, Richard Hamilton, and Val Swisher will be presenting, as will our technical collaborator, Don Day, who will be presenting a talk about the technology behind the Language of series of books that XML Press is publishing with The Content Wrangler.

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tekReader demos sample chapter from Managing Writers

eGloo Technologies has posted a chapter from Managing Writers to demonstrate the capabilities of its tekReader publishing platform. You can view the sample chapter in tekReader here: Measurement and Metrics.

Thanks to David Coules and Don Stolee of eGloo for putting together this demo. We met at LavaCon, sent them the files a few days later, and they had the demo working within a day. They also nicely captured our print style, while keeping the book readable online.

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Ebook Sale

In support of the LavaCon conference last week, we offered a 40% discount on XML Press ebooks at O’Reilly Media.

We have extended that sale for another week, until November 11th. Here is the link:

XML Press Books at O’Reilly Media

The discount code is: LAVACON16. However, the code is already embedded in the link above.

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MindTouch Top 25 Content Strategist Influencers for 2016

MindTouch just published its list of Top 25 Content Strategist Influencers for 2016, and the names include eight XML Press authors, including Ann Rockley, who was named an Unparalleled Content Strategist Influencer, and XML Press authors Sharon Burton, Rahel Anne Bailie, JoAnn Hackos, Kevin Nichols, Alan J. Porter, Val Swisher, and Noz Urbina, who were named Leading Content Strategist Influencers.

In addition to their Top-25 list, MindTouch also created a list of Top 200 Recognized Content Strategists, which includes XML Press authors Scott Abel, Ray Gallon, Anne Gentle, Richard Hamilton, and Sarah Maddox.

Congratulations to everyone who earned a place on these lists.

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Orange County California STC Chapter Meeting

Next Tuesday, October 18, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, I will be presenting a talk on XML at the Orange County STC Chapter Meeting at the Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport.

The talk will cover topics ranging from basic XML syntax and structure to XML schemas for technical communicators. There will be plenty of time for questions, and I’ll be bringing copies of XML Press books to give away as door prizes.

For more information and to sign up for the event, go to the OC STC announcement, which has all of the details.

Richard Hamilton

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Technical Writing Tools

If you wonder what tools are being used by technical communication experts, check out Technical Writing Tools: The Ultimate Expert Choice. The author, Ferry Vermeulen, has collected the favorite tools of more than 70 industry experts, including XML Press authors Rahel Bailie, Noz Urbina, and Richard Hamilton.

The article includes a summary of the most […]

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LavaCon 2016 in Las Vegas

The LavaCon conference will be held in Las Vegas, at the Golden Nugget Hotel, October 25-28, 2016.

In addition to bringing together the top names in content strategy and tech comm management, LavaCon is known for top-quality presentations and second-to-none hospitality. And this year, if you can’t attend in person, you can attend virtually.

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XML Press Author Peter Lavin to Speak At PHP Northeast 2016

Peter Lavin, author of the forthcoming book, HTML to Flare with Dynamic Content, will be speaking at PHP Northeast 2016, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 4-5, 2016.

His talk is titled, “Querying and Manipulating HTML using PHP.” For more information, go to: http://2016.northeastphp.org.

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The Language of Technical Communication

The Language of Technical Communication is the latest volume in The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series.

As with the previous book in this series, The Language of Content Strategy, this book contains definitions of terms that practitioners need to know. The terms are divided into five categories: Core Concepts, Technical Concepts, Standards and […]

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STC Summit eBook Discount Extended to June 5th

From now through June 5, 2016, all XML Press eBooks are on sale at the XML Press eBookstore at O’Reilly Media for 40% off. Use the discount code: summit16 or the following, discount-included link: XML Press eBooks 40% off