Writing for Translation

Posted on 27. Sep, 2012 by in Blog

It was a pleasure speaking The Geo Group Global Communications Conference in Madison on September 26, 2012. One of my presentations focused on the basics of authoring content for translation by techical communcation professionals. Talented writers come from a variety of diverse backgrounds: creative, technical, legal, screen, speech, public relations and financial. When creating their […]

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Proofing an XSL-FO Stylesheet

Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by in Blog

Proofing a PDF produced from an XSL-FO stylesheet is tedious, eyeball work and some people get caught up on the content instead of how it is rendered. When I review outputs for new stylesheets, I lay out printed pages and do a style-to-style comparison. I also use the following checklist to help make sure I […]

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Content Life Cycle Development

Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 by in Blog

All my client engagement include developing a Content Life Cycle as a part of planning for structured authoring migration and content management implementation. This effort is always in the form of a workshop and requires input from every member of the team. Recognizing the content life cycle helps identify business requirement for how content must […]

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Content Analysis:Keys to Reuse

Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by in Blog

Content Analysis:Keys to Reuse

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Documenting a Developing Center of Excellence

Posted on 05. Jan, 2010 by in Blog

Over the next few months I’ll be documenting the ongoing development of an Oracle Financial Center of Excellence. I’ll start with the responsibilites of a COE.

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The Content Lifecycle

Posted on 01. Jan, 2010 by in Blog

The LavaCon Conference in October ’09 offered a great opportunity to present Understanding and Leveraging the Content Lifecycle. The¬†session focused on several existing content life cycle models then briefly discussed core similarities and differences.¬† Co-presenter Leigh White shared her specific CLC experience in developing a DITA project.¬† Then, attendees broke into smaller groups and applied […]

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