Book Review: The Secret Life of Word by Robert Delwood

While I was trying to keep Word’s new ribbons from getting tangled in my hair, Robert Delwood was unlocking and enabling the powerful automation available to all of us in Word 2003, 2007 and 2010. Written with the challenges of the technical writer in mind in an easy, accessible voice, The Secret Life of Word is a great resource ... Continue reading ...

Book Review: Effective On Screen Editing: New Tools for an Old Profession

One of the things that helped me make the transition from paper-based to (mostly) on-screen editing was reading Geoff Hart’s Intercom columns on electronic editing. They were full of tips on how to make the best use of Word’s built in features and tips on streamlining my work flow. These columns, revised and updated, form the core of Geoff’s book, Effective onscreen editing: New tools for an old profession. Continue reading ...

Book Review: Wiki: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit

My boss sent me on a Quest to reorganize the Company wiki. Before I started, I set out to arm myself with success stories from others who had gone on before. Fortunately for me, XML Press had just released a new book on the subject. A couple of emails later, and I had in my hot little laptop one of the first ePub releases XML Press ever published. With the book Wiki: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, Alan Porter set himself an ambitious goal: To introduce the concept of wikis and the benefits a wiki provides without losing his reader in a maze of technology. Continue reading ...