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Content Engineering

Technical communications experts have a major headstart in the race to build the future. Personalization depends on structured content meeting real-time customer context. Delivering integrated experiences across various native content sets is directly derived from the practice of Content Engineering. Utilizing standard content and semantic structures allows content portability. Not only is the engineering of intelligent content the key to ICX, but it is also the only sustainable way to effectively, efficiently, and productively scale authoring and publishing operations. Learn more about the practice of content engineering from one of the leaders of this emerging field.

– Cruce Sanders (Curator for Content Engineering)

Technical communications experts have a major headstart in the race to build the future. Personalization depends on structured content meeting real-time customer context. Delivering integrated experiences across various native content sets is directly derived from the practice of Content Engineering. Utilizing standard content and semantic structures allows content portability. Not only is the engineering of intelligent content the key to ICX, but it is also the only sustainable way to effectively, efficiently, and productively scale authoring and publishing operations. Learn more about the practice of content engineering from one of the leaders of this emerging field.

Read these two white papers exploring the application of content engineering and how it fits into a larger ecosystem within an organization. The first, [A] Guide to Mastering the Master Content Model, examines the framework and structural backbone of content intelligence enabled by utilizing the content engineering discipline of content modeling. The second, [A] Guide to the Content Services Organization, walks through creating a new organizational model that supports content intelligence by incorporating Content Strategy, Content Engineering, and Content Operations practices within an overall Content Services Organization (CSO).

Discuss the role of content engineering with leaders and practitioners within the industry, who share their stories and experience. Learn how content engineering practices are run within organizations, some of the disciplines involved, and how to begin strengthening internal teams to deliver the next-generation of Intelligent Customer Experiences.

Learn a systematic approach to content intelligence, with training from [A] – simplea.com. [A] offers an eLearning platform, the [A]cademy, as well as workshops and facilitated company training events. Advocate for skill development around content engineering to start and grow internal practices. Incorporating a content engineering practice and mindset of content portability will begin to improve digital process and publishing systems.

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The Future of TechComm

The future of technical communication. It’s a big topic. One that conjures up images of crystal balls and gypsy fortune tellers. But the future isn’t written in a secret language that only clairvoyants can understand. Our future, the future of technical communication, is being written all around us, in a language we can understand: Our own.
–Scott Abel

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler Presents The Future of TechComm

Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, as your host for a peek at the future of technical communication from the eyes of experts and practitioners alike. As part of the Society for Technical Communication’s Roundtable program, Scott will curate and present a variety of information designed to help demystify the future of our discipline.

It’s all about words. And their context. It’s often called the largest industry you’ve never heard of. This week we will set the scene for our month. What is the massive languages services industry that enables people to compete in a global market?

This week we will think small! We will focus on the writers in our #TechComm audience and think about writing for localization. What does it take? How can you write in a way that will make localization more effective and reduce costs?

This week we are thinking big. Where is the localization industry going? Is consolidation among massive language service providers inevitable? Will only subject-matter experts in a world of post-editing machine translation? Or do we see something else entirely?

This week we’re getting practical. How do we apply this? We will present a localization case study and Karen will be open to an Ask Me Anything discussion in the forum to close our month.

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2019 STC Roundtable Roadmap

Roundtable is a new, exciting educational content subscription offering from STC. It is separate from membership and provides additional ongoing professional development in the form of fresh, high-quality content for 48 weeks on topics relevant to technical communicators and curated by well-known experts.

The Future of Technical Communication

Our future, the future of technical communication, is being written all around us, in a language we can understand: Our own.

The Future of Technical Communication
(curated by Scott Abel)

Content Strategy and Experience

We look at what content strategy actually is, how content strategy applies in a range of content environments, why to consider incorporating content strategy into your technical communication work processes, and where you can use content strategy to bridge silos.

Content Strategy and Experience
(curated by Rahel Bailie)

Professional Development

Explore the benefits of professional development and specific methods for creating and executing a powerful career strategy.

Professional Development
(curated by Alyssa Fox & Alisa Bonsignore)

Leadership and Teams

We’ll look at different modes of working together from both an organizational and an individual perspective.

Leadership and Teams (curated by Toni Mantych)

Content Design and Development for Machine Delivery

Are YOU ready to design machine-readable content that can be delivered in the context of your users?

Content Design and Development for Machine Delivery
(curated by Toni Byrd Ressaire)

Content Measurement + Intelligence

This curated series will help you start and use such a system to measure your content’s impact to inform content decisions and to show its value.

Content Measurement + Intelligence (curated by Colleen Jones)

September 2019

From the basic – defining globalization vs. internationalization vs. localization – and the small – how to write for translation and localization – to the large – what machines are already doing for us and where we see the industry in 20 years.

Round the World in Four Weeks: Translation, Localization and Globalization (curated by Karen Tkaczyk)

Learning Experience Design

This curated series will showcase innovations in the learning space, and share tools and templates that you can use to shape any design practice.

Learning Experience Design (curated by Phylise Banner)

Content Engineering

Content Engineering (curated by Cruce Saunders)

December 2019

Information Design 4.0 (curated by Ray Gallon)