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Another ISO Standard! IEEE-ISO 82 079

Another ISO Standard! IEEE-ISO 82 079

Are you a competent technical communicator? The creation of information for use shall be assigned to competent persons (*) (*)…

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Why GitHub + an XML Editor Is not a Substitute for a CCMS

There is no doubt that GitHub is a great resource, and I use it to host sample DITA files that…

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What are production metrics? (Pt. 1)

What are production metrics, and why should we measure them? In a nutshell, production metrics provide the ability to: Set…

production metrics

Ericsson and DITA: Content Reuse and DITA Metrics (Pt. 2)

Ericsson and DITA Many customer product information groups at Ericsson are dependent on organization and product areas. Ericsson delivers customer…

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Creating a Content Inventory

A content set grows organically over time. It’s created over many years, by many writers with many different writing styles…

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DITA XML: 5 Tips for Getting Started

DITA XML can be daunting, especially for newcomers from authoring environments like MS Word. The fundamentals of good technical writing,…

Benefits of Using DITA

Benefits of Using DITA

Benefits of Using DITA   An Intro to DITA DITA stands for Darwin Information Typing Architecture, and is an XML-based…

DITA For Writers

DITA for Writers: A Simple Explanation

For technical writers, the DITA standard represents three main things: a) a set of templates to follow, b) mechanisms for…

Types of Content Management Systems

5 Types of Content Management Systems (CMS)

Types of Content Management Systems: A content management system is a software that helps create, organize, and maintain digital content….

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How to Get Successful Content Review as a Technical Writer

Tech writers work hard to understand the domain, terminology, and specifications of each product. Often, the most challenging part of…

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How DITA CMS Can Help Semiconductor Firms

Early adopters of the DITA XML architecture include semiconductors leaders like AMD, Intel, Freescale, NXP, and STMicroelectronics. More recent adopters…

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The Role of the Subject Matter Expert

According to “The Good Fight,” a book by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, American factories produced 89,000 tanks, 300,000 military aircraft,…