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Sponsored by Adobe. If you are a technical communicator or an employer looking to hire a technical communicator, then you need STC’s Salary Database. Each year STC produces a Salary Database based upon data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, with exhaustive additional research ensuring that the salary data is accurate, reflects regional realities, and is useful to technical communicators. 2017 STC members receive this valuable publication for free. Please ... Details
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Sponsored by Adobe. The Excel Workbook is a single PDF containing data tables for all three datasets in a book format. This workbook compliments the Salary Database PDF. It is very helpful for those who would like to undertake their own cross-regional analyses or industry comparisons without the bother of having to convert the tables from an Acrobat file. STC members receive this valuable workbook for free. Please look for a renewal or welcome confirmation email, containing... Details
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2015 API Webinar Series Recordings Bundle. This series includes: Introduction to API Tech Writing, Documenting Java and C++ APIs, Helping the Code Tell the Story, and REST API Overview and Documentation Best Practices.
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This is an introductory webinar bundle series with webinar recordings about Photoshop, SharePoint, Illustrator, and HTML 5.
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Here are four webinars presented by Angelica Sinickas about How to be a better Manager and Leader.
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Video Webinar Series Recordings Bundle
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Project proposals serve as our written communication vehicle to decision-makers who give us work or send it elsewhere. What we say in writing and how we say it are critical. In this webinar, we will explore ways to make our project proposals win us work, time and again.
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More and more software development teams are using GitHub, which means tech comms need to know how to manage software documentation workflows in GitHub. Join us to learn about the version control, issue tracking, documentation, and social features of GitHub, as well as the variety of ways that technical communicators can collaborate and contribute in GitHub. We'll also discuss why GitHub is an excellent choice for version control of documentation files and management of documentation ... Details
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Wish you had more time to deeply understand customer reasoning? Mental model diagrams provide a clear roadmap of where to invest your energies and where you shouldn't. Derive information architecture, head off arguments, and get everyone on the same page. Stretch your limited resources by building the diagram over time, depending on core behaviors that will last decades.
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Photoshop is one of the most widely-used pieces of software in the history of computing, and has applications in marketing, design, production, development and more. With this introductory class, we will demystify Photoshop and make attendees able to open, save, export and edit documents.
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Did you know that the success of your demonstration can be determined in the first minute? This webinar walks you through how to prepare software, your system, and yourself to give the best possible demonstration for your audience. Tell the story the right way!
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The world of self- and electronic publishing is expanding constantly, offering technical communicators an exciting opportunity to put their own words and experiences—or the publishing projects of their employers and clients—into print. Whether you have a novel, poem, or manual in your soul, today you can get it into print and in the hands of readers. Tech writers and editors who want to move into publishing their own or their employers’ work will find out why and how to publish their ... Details
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In recent years, mentoring programs have been thought of as best practices in most organizations. Research shows that mentoring matters but the practice of mentoring and the knowledge about it is constantly evolving. How do you develop mentors at work and avoid obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls? In this workshop we review best practices from a range of organizations, discuss how to put a formal or informal program into effect, review the different skills necessary to successful... Details
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In this webinar George will share lessons doc-department have learned from working in a variety of agile (and quasi-agile) development environments, and how these can be applied to standard documentation projects to deliver better quality content, faster. The content creation process is very similar to the software development process. By learning from agile processes, technical communications can dispel old myths and produce an agile documentation processes that delivers quality... Details
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Many of us would agree that Western society lauds extroverted leaders and their accomplishments. However, introverts have made great contributions as well and can be effective leaders in their own right. Have you wondered how to empower yourself and leverage your innate skills to become a leader? Join Ben Woelk as he shares his personal insights and path to leadership with you.
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Like any new technology, mobile has its share of confusing new jargon and concepts. Getting them wrong may be harmless … or it might lead to buying the wrong tool, hiring the wrong person, or going off in the wrong strategic direction.
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Condensing a manual into an attractive quick reference guide requires a poet’s precision with language, but it also requires you to exercise skill with visual design and page layout. These short guides blend marketing with instruction, allowing you to combine text with images to pull readers into the content. Long manuals are outdated, ineffective ways to teach people software. The quick reference guide (usually 2 to 6 pages), with strong visuals and a magazine-like layout, is... Details
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If you need your next project to be a successful, use clear, communicative, compelling graphics. Graphics are proven to quickly educate-when done right. Powerful visuals improve understanding, recollection, persuasion, and increase the likelihood that your audience will adopt your content.
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If you need to show a quick lesson on your computer, using Adobe Captivate’s Video Mode is one of the fastest and most compelling ways to create eLearning. You can insert assets such as images and text captions, as well as easily take advantage of other cool features such as pan/zoom and transitions. Not only that, but you can make your eLearning demos interactive by developing it right inside a regular Captivate project. In this workshop, get ready to learn how to create rapid,... Details
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How do we take users of online help systems to the topics that contain the information they need? Context sensitivity makes this easy to do when we create online help for software, but how do we create “context sensitivity” for hardware? More broadly, how do we connect the “real” world and the “virtual” online world in order to bridge the two, especially as “mobile” becomes more and more common? In this webinar, we’ll look at three technologies for doing that. None are tech comm... Details
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Career Success in 12 Easy Steps—Wake Up to Your Dreams is the first of a 12-step series on your career success. Throughout this series you will meet new friends—Darren Dreamer, Mark Mystified, Danny Discovery, Betsy Benevolent, Rose Repertoire, Stacey Success, and others—whose career success can inspire you as you evolve and transition to the next phase of your worklife. Like them, you will create a success story that others can emulate. Based on the presenter’s book, Career Success... Details
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Join highly rated STC Summit presenter Marta Rauch to learn proven strategies for continuous improvement to products and processes. Gain valuable tips, practical insights, and best practices for increasing customer satisfaction and raising your department’s value to the corporation. Whether you need to reduce time and costs, improve quality, or increase your team’s contribution to the bottom line, you’ll come away with effective strategies for implementing key improvements to your... Details
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Being a freelancer takes more than strong skills as a tech writer or editor. Find out what it takes to launch and manage a successful tech comm business as a one-person shop or solopreneur—the personality needed to succeed as a freelancer, ways to find clients and projects, getting paid, important business decisions, resources to help you manage your freelance life effectively, and more from long-time freelance writer/editor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter.
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We often find that we need to convert from one tool to another for a variety of reasons. This webinar focuses on the best practices that apply, regardless of the tools involved. By following the practices discussed, you should find your conversion process will go much more smoothly.
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Attendees will learn to turn words, ideas and data into clear, compelling graphics...fast. Attendees will also improve their understanding and recollection. You will receive tips and the latest tools to do it. See examples of what works (and what does not).