Category Archives: Technical Communication

Author-it, Calibre, Macros and Batch files

It’s a while since I’ve written about anything to do with my work, but I thought how I’ve worked towards creating ebooks might make an interesting post. I’ve pondered over this problem for a long time and while it is … Continue reading

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North West Technical Communicators Group

One of the things I do is run NWTCG or the North West Technical Communicators Group. We meet once a month at MadLab in the center of Manchester. We try and have a good mix of talks and in the … Continue reading

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Managing Content in Author-it

A while a go myself and Richard Pineger wrote an article on Managing Content in Author-it in the Autumn 2008 ISTC Communicator magazine. Although it is based on version 4.5, I think much of it is still valid and true … Continue reading

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Assist Review

I have writetn a review for Author-it Assist in the ISTC Autumn 2010 Communicator magazine. You can find it here. An interesting piece of software.

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TCUK Quick Overview

So I’ve left it a couple of days, what were the main themes of the conference? Content Strategy and of course e-learning were very big. Unfortunarely I missed Roger Hart’s talk but from what I hear it was good and … Continue reading

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TCUK Turning into a Thought Provoking Conference

So the first ‘proper’ day of the TCUK conference at the Oxford Belfry Hotel has been very thought provoking. The two keynote speakers David Black of Nokia and Julian Murfitt of Mekon particularly so. I can’t say that I agreed … Continue reading

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Workshop done!

So I did the Author-it workshop at the TCUK conference today. I hope it went OK. It seemed to. Though I would have liked to have seen more attendees. We struggled to get all the content in and think that … Continue reading

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