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XML Press on Safari

No, not a literal safari, O’Reilly Safari.

Up until this month, XML Press ebooks were available from O’Reilly Media in two forms: in a three-format DRM-free bundle (PDF, ePub, and Kindle) and on Safari, which is a subscription service.

O’Reilly has changed their business model, and they no longer offer the three-format bundle for any […]

Review of Webinar School

The Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group (IDL SIG) of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) has just published a review of Bette Frick’s latest book, Webinar School: Planning, producing, and presenting your training webinar.

From the review, written by Jamye Sagan:

“Whether one has been producing webinars for years or just got […]

CMS/DITA North America Conference

Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the 19th annual Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in San Diego, California on April 24-26 2017. Engage with a community of people who believe that international standards, structured content, reuse capabilities, and multiple media delivery are the directions of the future.

Meet publications professionals who have implemented […]

Webinar School now available in print and ebook form

Bette Frick’s new book, Webinar School: Planning, producing, and presenting your training webinar, is now available in print and ebook form from online retailers worldwide.

Webinar School presents Bette’s practical tips for offering flawless webinars, keeping participants engaged, and having as much fun as the learners do. Based on her wide-ranging experience teaching both in-person […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.