Check out Integrating Native Mobile Apps and “Help” by (Neil Perlin). Here is an excerpt:

We often view native mobile apps and online help/doc as distinct and separate types of online outputs. (And we can create online help/doc, which I’ll simply refer to as “help” from here on, in three “mobile” forms – mobile-optimized WebHelp, regular WebHelp viewed on a mobile device,…

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Check out DITA and DITA-OT by (Anindita Basu). Here is an excerpt:

My attempt to answer a question that keeps coming my way at regular intervals: isn’t DITA-OT the same as DITA?
Short answer: No. Longer answer: Read on.

What is the full form Darwin Information Type Architecture DITA Open Toolkit
What is it A standard. An XML-based architecture…

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Check out Mobile eCommerce in Northern Vermont by (Neil Perlin). Here is an excerpt:

My wife and I were on vacation in northern Vermont last week and happened to stop at a farmer’s market in Morrisville. While I was wandering around, I stopped at a booth run by a woman selling meat and, after some discussion about the offerings, learned that she took credit cards by running…

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Little Bits is a short video about content strategy by the small content strategy team at Hot Studio, an experience design company based in San Francisco and New York.

We’re small team of content strategists in a world of designers and developers and we find ourselves explaining what we do for a living a lot. We thought we’d take a stab at explaining ourselves in a video and ended up producing a stop-motion animation. We learned a ton in the process and it took some time and some work — thousands of photos and several hours of production and editing time, including physically making a table that would suspend our Canon 5D Mark II above a flat surface.

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This video was written, produced and edited by the content strategy team at Hot Studio, an experience design company based in New York and San Francisco: Anna Bloom, Margot Merrill Fernandez and Matt Shearon. Visit us at

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Why technical writing? Given the entry-level salaries for academic jobs these days, technical writing offers a measure of financial security and opportunities for advancement. MFA grad and tech writer Woody Lewis shares why today’s technology industry needs more talented creative writers.

This is the second in AWP’s Career Services web series

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From writing grants to authoring scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skills at any stage of one’s career. Kristin Sainani, a writer for Allure Magazine and the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, shares her tips on how to simplify sentences.

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“Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants” was broadcasted on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Recordings of full length ACS Webinars are available as an exclusive benefit to ACS members. Live ACS Webinars are a free service to the public every Thursday at 2:00pm ET.

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