TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for November 7, 2014

technical communication recapWhile lamenting the fact that holiday shopping commercials have already started appearing on television (they probably started on Halloween, but I totally missed them until this morning), I realized that ramping up is a pretty regular thing for most of us in the communications world.  Here at TechWhirl, we ramp up to cover events, slide into a bit of a pause while we recuperate, and then ramp up again for the next Big Thing. Retailers are trying to ramp up sales for the big end of the year blitz, content creators often are ramping up their professional development skills along with the schedules for the next 12 months.

Our coverage of recent conferences, regular columns and articles for our research portals may appear to be in a pause, but rest assured it’s ramping back up right now. Things don’t seem to have slowed down on the email discussion list and community forum with lots of interesting conversations on tools, trends, and professional development issues. Read, vote in our latest poll, and participate.

Have a great weekend!

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl

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Connie Giordano

Connie Giordano is a partner in INKtopia Limited and editor of TechWhirl's Tech Writer Today online magazine. She has been a list member and contributor since the days when 14,400 baud was high speed communications, and Windows 95 was state-of-the-art.

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