On February 27, I presented a session called “Writing for Everyone” at the CSUN Conference.
Accessible content makes it easier for everyone to get the information they need, reducing confusion and translation costs, improving searches, and optimizing content strategy.
If you want to read the annotations (speaker’s notes), view the presentation at SlideShare.
UPDATE: It isn’t possible to read the annotations through SlideShare, so I’ve uploaded and linked it. View WritingForEveryone (PDF, 4.6Mb).
Way back in 2002, I started working on training materials for Author-it. This year, I pulled together a book based on those training materials, and it’s now available.
From the XML Press website:
Let Author-it guru Char James-Tanny teach you how to get the most from Author-it. Char has taught hundreds in her acclaimed classes, and now she has drawn from her extensive experience to create the definitive resource for learning Author-it. Whether you are new to Author-it or an experienced user, there is something here for you.
If you are just starting out with Author-it, Learning Author-it will make the sometimes daunting learning curve for Author-it smoother and easier. You will learn how libraries work, how to wrap your head around Author-it’s object-oriented structure, how to work with your content, and how to publish your output.
If you are an experienced Author-it user, get a refresher from someone who uses Author-it like a technical writer. Char provides dozens of tips, helpful screenshots, and more than 150 tasks to help increase your efficiency (and lessen any frustration). And you’ll find lots of tips and tricks that will improve your productivity.
Char wrote and published Learning Author-it entirely with Author-it beta version 5.5, except for the front and back covers.
You can purchase the book at: