LavaCon 2024

Banner for the LavaCon conference.

LavaCon 2024 will be held October 27-30 in Portland, Oregon. This year, LavaCon features presentations by XML Press authors Scott Abel, Rahel Bailie, Kit Brown-Hoekstra, Alan Porter, Val Swisher, and Noz Urbina, as well as many other top names in content strategy, technical communication, and management.

This year, the theme is Content as a Business […]

The Language of Content Strategy Website

The website for the book The Language of Content Strategy is now back online at

You can view all of the terms in the book and the biographies of contributors at this site, plus there are links to purchase the print or ebook edition.


Intelligent Content: A Primer featured in Books that ROC!! on January 18, 2024

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) Rochester chapter is featuring Intelligent Content: A Primer, by Ann Rockley, Charles Cooper, and Scott Abel, in the latest edition of its discussion series about technical communications books.

This virtual event is Thursday, January 18 2024 at 6pm EST.

You can sign up for a free ticket at […]

The Language of Learning Website

The Language of Learning website is up and running as of today. Every week for the next year, we bring you a new term related to education and learning.

You can also get the full book right now at, Barnes and Noble, and You can also buy the ebook bundle (ePub, Kindle, […]

Making The Language of Learning

On September 27,2023, at 10AM Pacific Time/1PM Easter Time, The Content Wrangler webinar series will feature The Language of Learning authors and editors Phylise Banner and Dawn J. Mahoney in a free webinar on BrightTalk. They will be discussing how they collaborated with 52 authors to create the book.

The Language of Learning is the […]

The Language of Learning now available

The latest book in the Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series, The Language of Learning, compiled and edited by Phylise Banner and Dawn J. Mahoney, is now available at retailers worldwide, including, Barnes and Noble, and the XML Press eBook Store.

The Language of Learning introduces the field of education to business professionals […]

Content Audits and Inventories, 2nd edition

The second edition of Content Audits and Inventories: A Handbook for Content Analysis, by veteran content strategist Paula Land, is now available.

This edition updates and expands the first edition, focusing on the importance of the strategic, as well as the tactical, aspects of the content audit. It includes expanded chapters on planning and […]

Interview with Ray Walsh, author of Localizing Employee Communications

Ray Walsh, author of Localizing Employee Communications: A Handbook, sat down with us (virtually) for an interview to discuss his book, the importance of employee communications in a global corporation, and how the strategies and tactics he discusses in the book can apply beyond internal corporate communications.

A unique aspect of Localizing Employee Communications […]

Engineering Words: Communicating clearly in the workplace

Sharon Burton and Bonni Graham Gonzalez’s new book, Engineering Words: Communicating clearly in the workplace, is now available in both print and ebook editions from, Barnes and Noble, and many other online retailers.

Over the course of a career, every engineer needs to communicate, in both written and oral form, with other engineers […]

Schematron: A Language for Validating XML

Erik Siegel’s new book, Schematron: A Language for Validating XML, is now available from, Barnes and Noble, and many other online retailers.

Schematron is a validation language that checks XML documents against business rules. It extends the validation provided by languages such as Document Type Definitions (DTD), W3C XML Schema, and RELAX NG, […]