Boston-area writers interested in moving into structured authoring may want to attend this SIG meeting on Monday night. The "word on the street" seems to be that structure is great for big companies, but for small companies, not so much. I am a lone writer at a small-and-growing company. As my burden has increased, technology has helped me to keep up. Now I am looking at structure from a small-company perspective, addressing issues like "can I afford to defer all our docs needs while I take a week of training?", "do I try to learn it myself or bring in a consultant?", "what is the ultimate payoff?", and "do I have all the arguments I need to pitch it to my boss?". This event is for people who are asking those same questions and related ones about how (and whether) to more forward to structured authoring.
________________________________ From: stci...@googlegroups.com on behalf of Ed Marshall Sent: Mon 4/23/2007 9:35 AM To: stcinfo at googlegroups.com Subject: [stc-info] TnT SIG Program: Structured Authoring: The dilemma of choosing a forward path - April 30, 2007 Tools & Technology SIG Program: Structured Authoring: The dilemma of choosing a forward path Presenter: Kay Ethier or Bernard Aschwanden Date and Times: Monday, April 30, 2007 6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and networking 7:00 - 8:30 pm Discussion Description: Bright Path Solutions will present on structured authoring, a topic of interest to many technical communicators. We'll cover some of the pros and cons of structure, information on getting started, and how to avoid pitfalls. This presentation will be tools agnostic, providing information through a variety of structured authoring tools. Structured authoring is a relatively new approach to documentation... Come learn more about the benefits and how to determine if they are enough for your situation. About the Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden is a recognized publishing technologies expert, who presents internationally at conferences and events across Europe and North America. He is also an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer and the author of numerous articles on XML-based publishing and single sourcing. A dynamic and entertaining speaker, he tailors his presentations to the audience and welcomes participation. He is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication, the Vice President of the Toronto STC and Past President of the Computer Trainers Network. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions. Bernard is focused on publishing better, publishing faster and publishing smarter. Kay Ethier is an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in FrameMaker 7.x. She is also a WebWorks University certified trainer. At Bright Path Solutions, Ethier helps clients creates a variety of documents: online help, user guides, training materials, aircraft maintenance manuals (among other ATA documents), military documents, and more. She helps teams deliver their materials in many formats. Kay has authored several books, including: XML Weekend Crash Course, Advanced FrameMaker, and XML and FrameMaker. Her newest book is XML: Problem-Design-Solution, co-authored with Mitch Amiano and two additional XML experts. This book is published by WROX (June 2006). In addition to her expertise in publishing, Ethier teaches classes for Bright Path Solutions and partner companies. Teaching experience includes XML and related technologies, DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture), structured authoring, content management, HTML, XMetaL, Adobe FrameMaker, and Structured FrameMaker Location: OpenWave One Burlington Woods Drive, Burlington, MA 01803 Map and Directions http://www.stcboston.org/sigs/directions_openwave.html Cost and registration: STC-Boston and STC-NNE members Free Other STC members and nonmembers $5 Please register online (http://www.stcboston.org/php/registration/eventregister.php?sig) for this meeting by April 27. No refreshments will be available, but attendees can bring their own food and drink. For More Information: Contact the Tools & Technology SIG leader, Ed Marshall (ed.marshall at verizon.net). -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.447 / Virus Database: 268.18.6/708 - Release Date: 3/2/2007 4:19 PM --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "stcinfo" group. To post to this group, send email to stcinfo at googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to stcinfo-unsubscribe at googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/stcinfo?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---