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Upcoming presentation at #InfoDevWorld: Perfecting the Audio Narration in Instructional Videos

I’m giving a presentation this week at Information Development World on voiceover with video tutorials. My presentation is Thursday at 2pm. Here’s the description:

Perfecting the Audio Narration with Instructional Videos

No matter what tool you use to create video tutorials, getting the voice right — sounding professional, clear, and friendly — is an art. (Read more...)

DocOps: Interview with Jim Turcotte

Jim Turcotte

Jim Turcotte

The following is an interview with Jim Turcotte, a senior vice president for CA Technologies and business unit executive for the Information Services team. Jim recently posted several articles on LinkedIn Pulse about something he calls DocOps, so I asked him some follow-up questions.

Can you explain DocOps in more detail?

First, let (Read more...)

API Doc presentation slides and recording

Yesterday I presented “Publishing strategies for API documentation” to the San Francisco STC chapter. Here are my slides and recording.

Publishing strategies for API documentation from Tom Johnson

PowerPoint in other format: pptx | zip

Length: 60 min.

Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As)

Also, I know I posted it earlier, but (Read more...)

Import DITA XHTML Output into WordPress

I’ve been working on some updates to the WordPress DITA Import tool. This tool allows you to import the DITA XHTML output into WordPress. For the full instructions, see this page on my demo site: Import DITA’s XHTML Output into WordPress.

I’ve mentioned this tool before on my blog, but I’ve made some updates (Read more...)

Outside the tech comm tool bubble, there is a wide, wide world

If you hang out in tech comm circles, attend STC meetings and technical writing conferences, and interact on tech writer blogs and forums, you might think the general tool options for professional technical writing goes something like this: You can use a help authoring tool, such as Madcap Flare, Framemaker, or Author-it. You can also (Read more...)