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January / February 2010

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  • Just posted: podcast of January's speaker, Jeffrey Gardiner, on "Writing in the Open: Using Wikis to Create Documentation"

  • STC will hold Elections March 9, 2010 through April 8, 2010. Read about these candidates:


Feature Articles


Editing Modular Documentation: Some Best Practices

The first part of a two-part article, Michelle Corbin, an STC Fellow who works at IBM, and Yoel Strimling, a member of STC Israel, offer best practices for editing modular documentation. This part describes the mechanics of modularization and best practices for editing modular documentation. Part 2 in the March/April 2010 issue of Devil Mountain Views will describe the editor's role in creating modular documentation.

Write on Time: What Do Technical Communicators Do?

EBSTC senior member Melody Brumis and co-owner of Write on Time Solutions looks back at the jobs that Write on Time Solutions completed in 2009 and lists some of the things that technical communicators do.

Six Reasons Why Your Wiki Isn’t Working

Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf Technical Authors in Twickenham, United Kingdom, tells us why some wikis work and some don't.

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