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WritersUA West

XML Press author Robert Delwood, author of The Secret Life of Word, will be speaking at WritersUA Web, which is being held March 28-29, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.

Robert’s talk is titled “Creating Great Documentation From Good Documentation in Seven Steps.”

 Latest News (Content Strategy,Tech Comm,The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series,XML Press)

Information Energy 2019

XML Press authors Rahel Anne Bailie and Ray Gallon will be speaking at Information Energy 2019 in Amsterdam, April 11-12.

Rahel, author of Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits, will be speaking at the conference. Her talk is titled, “The Mechanics behind Info 4.0: Content Operations.”

Ray, editor of The Language of Technical Communication, is the program manager for the conference.

 Latest News (Cybersecurity,The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series)

The Language of Cybersecurity wins Touchstone award for excellence

The Language of Cybersecurity has received a 2018 STC Touchstone award for excellence from the Northern California Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

The citation for this honor highlights the usefulness of the references, the crispness of the writing, and the consistency of its format.

Congratulations to editor Tonie Flores and the 60+ industry experts who contributed to this book.

Touchstone Award

 Latest News (Cybersecurity,The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series)

New Book from Language of Cybersecurity Contributor

Cover of CISO Compass
Todd Fitzgerald, who contributed the term CISO to The Language of Cybersecurity has published a new book, CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers.

CISO COMPASS includes personal, pragmatic perspectives and lessons learned from more than 75 award-winning CISOs, security leaders, professional association leaders, and cybersecurity standard setters.

The book is a comprehensive guide that can help security leaders effectively protect information assets and build award-winning programs. It covers topics such as cybersecurity strategy, emerging trends and technologies, cybersecurity organization structure and reporting models, leveraging current incidents, security control frameworks, risk management, laws and regulations, data protection and privacy, meaningful policies and procedures, multi-generational workforce team dynamics, soft skills, and communicating with the Board of Directors and executive management.

CISO COMPASS is available at Amazon.

 Latest News (Outsourcing,Tech Comm,The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series)

Outsourcing Technical Writing: A Primer

Cover of Structured Writing

The latest book in The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series, Outsourcing Technical Writing: A Primer will be generally available on October 20, 2018.

Outsourcing stirs strong emotions. Employees associate it with layoffs, reduced quality, and plummeting morale. Managers often don’t understand the potential, thinking either that it will reduce their costs by large amounts or that it will make them obsolete, too.

Outsourcing Technical Writing: A Primer provides a comprehensive introduction to outsourcing technical writing. Barry Saiff, who has had extensive experience with outsourced content development, provides a roadmap for outsourcing success along with cases studies, a sample outsourcing agreement, and a sample plan. He also connects the success of outsourcing with management excellence and process maturity.

Barry Saiff will be at Lavacon 2018 in New Orleans, October 21–24, 2018. If you will be at the conference, make sure you stop by the Saiff Solutions booth, where Barry will have copies of the book, and catch his presentations about outsourcing and management. Saiff Solutions will also be sponsoring the opening night reception.

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Structured Writing: Rhetoric and Process

Mark Baker’s new book, Structured Writing is now available in print from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and online retailers worldwide.

Mark Baker is well known in the technical communication world for his incisive and at times controversial writings. His new book takes a fresh look at structured writing, peeling away the buzz words and cutting […]

 Latest News (The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series)

Interview with The Content Wrangler

STC Notebook just published an in-depth interview with Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler.

Scott is, as usual, entertaining and blunt. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the books in the The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series are developed, and he also gives his take on current trends in content strategy, how to get […]

 Latest News (Cybersecurity,XML Press)

The Language of Cybersecurity

The Language of Cybersecurity, the latest book in The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Book Series, is released today, July 15, 2018, and is available through print and ebook retailers worldwide.

Through August 31, 2018, this book will be on sale for $14.95 (regular price $19.95) at the XML Press eBook Store

The Language […]

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Italian edition of Every Page is Page One

Ogni pagina è la prima, the Italian translation of Mark Baker’s Every Page is Page One, is available in print from Amazon and other ebook retailers. It is available in ebook form from the XML Press ebook store.

The translation was done by Gianni Angelini, a well-known technical communicator in Italy. Gianni is the […]

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Interview with Leigh White about DITA for Print 2nd Edition

Learn more about Leigh W. White’s new book DITA for Print, 2nd Edition (XML Press) by reading her interview with IXIASOFT’s Keith Schengili-Roberts on DITAWriter.

Together, they delve into the book’s details, and discuss what clients are asking for in terms of PDF customization and DITA 1.3 developments. Learn why Leigh believed a second edition […]