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North West Group meeting 3rd April

We will be having another workshop. Primarily we will be looking at:

  • Word macros
  • Embedded video in web help – including a look at Camtasia
  • Alternative publishing formats
  • Moodle – the open source learning platform

While the focus will be on the above and depending on interest on the day likely to concentrate on only one or two subjects, we welcome any other topics that attendees would like to look at. If we don’t have time to look at it on the night we can look at it at a later date.

To get the most out of the session a laptop is recommended.

For further details  and booking see eventbrite.

Trends in Technical Communication – North West Regional Group 5th December

The North West Group’s next meeting will be on 5th December. Our guest speaker will be Ellis Pratt, who really needs no introduction as he is so well known in our industry. He will be speaking on “Emerging Trends in Technical Communication”.

More details and the ability to a reserve a seat for what should be a very popular talk can be found on Eventbrite.

A Visual Communication Story in 3D

The north west regional group will be holding their next meeting on the 3rd October. The event is free and everybody is welcome.

Title: A Visual Communication Story in 3D

Description:  Are companies really utilising their design information to share ideas, market their products, and publish documentation that’s interactive and updated from a single source? Paul Hill from Waters Corporation will discuss how the use of 3D CAD data has developed in the Technical Communication community, and how Waters has utilised this technology to share content in its journey towards a fully integrated “Visual Enterprise”.

About the speaker: Paul Hill is a Senior Technical Writer Team Leader at Waters Corporation.  He studied Technical Illustration in Swansea before living in Europe and working on automotive and aerospace projects for a large Technical Publication agency. His work has always centred on documents for engineered products, writing mechanical procedures, creating illustrated parts catalogues, as well as 3D mechanical design. His current role includes the integration of Right Hemisphere visualisation software into SAP and the subsequent training of employees throughout the company.

If you want to attend please can you book here https://visualcommunicationnwtcg.eventbrite.co.uk/