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Making DITA a Reality

The North West Regional group will be holding this event on Thursday 7th February at 7pm:

Speaker: Rachel Johnston

Description: Everyone in the tech comms community is talking about DITA and its benefits, but in practice, DITA adoption can be challenging. In this session we’ll be talking about the barriers to DITA adoption, how they can be overcome and the practical factors you need to consider before making the move.

Rachel has been a technical author for over ten years, working in a variety of settings from software to healthcare. In the last year she has joined Mekon as a consultant, advising clients on how they can use structured authoring tools and techniques to create, manage and share content more effectively.

Booking: Via Event Brite http://ditareality-es2.eventbrite.co.uk/

Location: MadLab Manchester, http://madlab.org.uk/content/north-west-technical-communicators-group-15/


Technical Communicator’s meeting in Edinburgh: 21st March | Le Monde, George St | from 6:30

Building on the success of our second meeting back in November, the next ISTC meeting will be held on Thursday the 21st March.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communications to talk about the latest news and trends in communication, and to meet other communication professionals.

Venue: Le Monde, George St. Front bar area by the entrance.

Please sign up for the event at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5294945324 to help us anticipate numbers.

West of Scotland Area Group meeting 6 February 2013

The next ISTC technical communicators’ meeting in Glasgow will take place on Wednesday 6th February 2013 from 7.30 pm onwards.  Come along to talk about the latest news and trends in communication, or just to meet other communication professionals.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communication, such as technical authors, information architects, internal communication professionals, report writers, marketing writers, web content writers and graphic designers.

Venue: Waxy O’Connors pub, 44 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DH. Please make your way to the Library area on the upper level.

If you plan to attend, please sign up for the event at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5226041230 to help us anticipate attendance numbers.

Please forward this message on to your colleagues or anyone else who may be interested.  For more information contact westscotland_areagroup@istc.org.uk

Cambridge Group – Ideas and Places

Ideas please

I’d like to get some ideas for subjects for our meetings.

  1. What ideas do you have for meetings; what do you want to know about?Is there a skill you need to develop?
  2. Can you suggest a venue, will your employer let us use a room? (if you live or work in Stevenage or Luton read on)
  3. Can you give a talk on something you know about (skills transfer)
  4. Can you do a “show and tell” on the work you and your company does. I’ve had one very positive response about this and would like some more.


Which brings me to… Stevenage and Luton.

We have members living and working in these two major towns and I was wondering you would like to have a meeting held there. It would save having to come to Cambridge, thus saving you time and money. We are going to keep the Cambridge meetings going so Stevenage and Luton are additions.

If this seems like a good idea and have the local knowledge to suggest a venue (pub or whatever) or your employer can put us up please make contact via the linked in group.

All the best, Richard.

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