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Second Edition of The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing

COver of The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing, 2nd edition

The first edition of Krista Van Laan’s popular book The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing has guided a generation of technical writers who are either starting out or seeking to take their skills to the next level.

This classic has now been updated for the technical writer of today. Today’s tech writers truly are technical communicators, as they build information to be distributed in many forms.

Technical communication requires multiple skills, including an understanding of technology, writing ability, and great people skills. Wherever you are in your journey as a technical communicator, The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing can help you be successful and build a satisfying career.

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STC Webinar: Writing a Successful Book Proposal

On February 16, 2022, STC is offering a one-hour webinar titled Writing a Successful Book Proposal. The webinar will be hosted by Richard Hamilton, author of Managing Writers and publisher at XML Press.

The webinar will cover the information publishers want to see in a proposal and the factors they look at in evaluating whether to accept a proposal and offer a book contract.

The webinar will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) on February 16, 2022. Go to the STC webinar registration page for more information and to sign up.

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Val Swisher to speak at Content Marketing World 2021

Val Swisher, author of Global Content Strategy and The Personalization Paradox, will be speaking at Content Marketing World 2021, which is being held both in-person and virtually this year.

Her talk is titled AI is for Analysis and Insights: Using Three AI Analytic Models and will be part of the virtual track at 11:00am EDT, Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

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Documenting APIs: How to Get Started

XML Press author Robert Delwood, author of The Secret Life of Word, will present a webinar about how to get started documenting application programming interfaces (APIs). This free webinar, which is part of Scott Abel’s Bright Talk webinar series, will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2020, at 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT).

You can sign up for this free webinar at the BrightTALK signup page.

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The Personalization Paradox

Cover of The Personalization Paradox

The new book from Val Swisher and Regina Lynn Preciado, The Personalization Paradox: Why Companies Fail (and How to Succeed) at Delivering Personalized Experiences at Scale, is now available.

According to Infosys, 86% of consumers surveyed indicated that personalized content has some impact on what they purchase, and 25% said that personalization plays a large role in their purchases. Yet, few companies have succeeded at delivering personalization at scale.

The only way to deliver personalized content at scale is to automate the process at the point of delivery. And for that to work, you’ve got to change how you “do” content.

In this book, global content strategy expert Val Swisher and senior content strategist Regina Lynn Preciado show you how to avoid the pitfalls and make personalization possible with your enterprise content.

The book is available now. For more information go to The Personalization Paradox book page.

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The CX Trinity: Customers, Content, Context

50% off ($9.95) through March 15, 2021, at the XML Press eBook Store

The latest book from Alan J. Porter, The CX Trinity: Customers, Content, Context: Musings and Observations on the Dvolving Customer Experience, is now available. It looks at how we talk to customers, the content we provide to them, and the contexts […]

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Lessons Learned from a Cybersecurity Technical Writer: Free Webinar

Join Megan Gilhooly and Scott Abel on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, as they chat with John Kearney about cybersecurity and technical writing. Kearney will share lessons he learned teaching cybersecurity practitioners how to make their communication accessible to others. He’ll discuss tactics technical writers can use to create error messages useful to consumers but not […]

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LavaCon Discount

If you’re still undecided about going to LavaCon (and why would you be?), here’s another incentive. You can get $100 off your registration using the discount code #RichardHamilton.

You can check out the conference, see who’s speaking, read the full program, and register at https://lavacon.org/2020.

There are pre-conference workshops on Friday and Saturday, October 23-24, […]

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XML Press Authors at LavaCon 2020

This year, the LavaCon Conference will be a virtual event held from Friday, October 23, 2020, through Wednesday, October 28, 2020. You can register for the conference at https://lavacon.org/2020/registration/.

Rahel Anne Bailie, author, with Noz Urbina, of Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brands, and benefits is presenting a talk titled The Holy Trifecta […]

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Ray Walsh on the need to localize internal communications

Ray Walsh, author of Localizing Employee Communications will be chatting with Scott Abel on Tuesday, September 15 at 8AM PT and 11AM ET in a free webinar. You can register at BrightTALK to attend. If you’re not available at that time, you can register and view the webinar on demand later.

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