English Localization: Forever Separated by that Common Language?

We edit and proofread every day. Some people love these detail-oriented steps – but what about the rest of us? For everyone who loves the more creative first draft, gets bored with their texts, and is dreaming of moving on to the next challenge, here is a webinar to give you methods to slow down your eyes or see things differently, to use technology to our advantage, and to make the end of the writing process more positive.

Professional Technical Writer Skills for Improving your Work Process with Data Science Support

This session would include tips for using skills in technical writing to improve work performance, efficacy, interfacing with SME’s and other professional co-workers, with evidence. In this session, the attendee would learn about software and tips for completing their work tasks effectively. This webinar help with giving these tips that are proven to help with your written work.

Proofreading–A Fresh Look

We edit and proofread every day. Some people love these detail-oriented steps – but what about the rest of us? For everyone who loves the more creative first draft, gets bored with their texts, and is dreaming of moving on to the next challenge, here is a webinar to give you methods to slow down your eyes or see things differently, to use technology to our advantage, and to make the end of the writing process more positive.

Seven Things a Technical Communicator Should Never Say

Those of us who have been at the Technical Communication game for a few years (or decades!) know that there are many rewarding aspects to our work – and a few unavoidable pitfalls. As the perpetual tail of the dog in projects and the lowest-ranking function on the technical totem pole, we can easily fall into believing that we are not critical to the success of our companies or the products we document. But we are! Come to this session, where from the minds of your peers, I have gleaned the “Seven Things a Technical Communicator Should Never Say.” In hearing these things, I hope you will be reminded of the hundreds of things you can and should say and do every day and on every project to show your value in the workplace and to grow your career.

Improving Organizational Performance

When you are asked by management to provide training, don’t you wish you knew if training was the right solution? Let’s explore Thomas Gilbert’s Behavioral Engineering Model and the modifications made to that theory by Roger Chevalier and Carl Binder and other researchers, identify elements that support and impact behavior within your organization, review a few of these challenges. This session supports people managers at any level. Bring a challenge you are having and let’s discuss it!

Working with SMEs: Putting the “Communication” in your SME Interviews

Whether interviewing project managers, developers, or other SMEs, it’s our job to ask effective questions, identify the critical points, and stay focused on the customer. This all happens while designs are in progress and information is changing constantly. How can we maximize our interview time? What are some creative ways to ask questions? What should we do when we have too little information—or too much information?