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Upcoming Events

  • TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

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    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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    Topic-Based writing: future-proofing your content?

    Visiting TC Dojo Master: Rob Gillespie, alphadoc

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

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    Topic-Based writing: the basics

    • The nature of a topic
    • Topic morphology: title, short description (optionally) and content
    • The importance of conceptual consistency

    Topic-Based writing: content creation and management

    • Standing alone versus story telling
    • A theory of content architecture?
    • Relationship to DITA and structured writing
    • Governance

    Topic-Based writing: the very near future

    • Feeding chat-bots
    • Molecular content and Information 4.0

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  • Topic-Based writing: future-proofing your content?

    Visiting TC Dojo Master: Rob Gillespie, alphadoc

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Topic-Based writing: the basics

    • The nature of a topic
    • Topic morphology: title, short description (optionally) and content
    • The importance of conceptual consistency

    Topic-Based writing: content creation and management

    • Standing alone versus story telling
    • A theory of content architecture?
    • Relationship to DITA and structured writing
    • Governance

    Topic-Based writing: the very near future

    • Feeding chat-bots
    • Molecular content and Information 4.0

    Learn more ›

    Register ›

    A Simple Guide to DITA Keys [Special TC Dojo Session]

    Visiting TC Dojo Master: Keith Schengili-Roberts, Ixiasoft

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Are you interested or perhaps already using DITA but find the concept of keys to be mystifying? Or are you afraid that maybe you could get better reuse out of your content if you were able to optimize your key-based content?

    In this presentation by IXIASOFT DITA Evangelist Keith Schengili-Roberts (also the host of the popular “DITAWriter” website) draws back the curtain and shows that keys can be understood by mere mortals. He will provide a straightforward guide to how keys work within DITA, and while the presentation will touch briefly on some of more complex things that can be done with keys, the focus of this presentation is on key basics.

    In this special TC Dojo webinar, Keith will provide you with a better sense of what keys are, how they work, and what is possible with them.

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    TC Dojo Conclave

    • Conclave Members Only

    The Conclave is where you can learn and grow the skills, techniques, strategies, you need to climb the ladder or go out on your own.

    Apply to join ›

    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • TC General Mastermind Members Only

    Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

    Apply to join ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

    A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

    Apply to join ›

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Advance Your Career Through Self-Publishing

TC Dojo Master-in-Residence: Elizabeth Fraley

Writing a book gives you an opportunity to provide tangible value. It can establish your brand and increase your professional standing. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to take advantage of self-publishing because we already know how to transform source material to online and print materials and because we have editors, designers, and talented peer reviewers in our network... Watch the video ›