Lecturing in Communication Design

There’s a good chance that Justin Darley will lecturing in Communication Design again during 2005/6. Justin taught a Communication Design module with a focus on content management to undergraduates during the 2004/5 academic year, blending theory with practical, real-world, experience of developing user assistance systems.

PTC buys Arbortext

July 6, 2005 – Today PTC announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Arbortext, Inc. developers of the EPIC XML authoring suite. The transaction is expected to close by the end of July 2005, subject to customary conditions including regulatory approval. The transaction has been approved by Arbortext shareholders. PTC claim they… Read more »

Technical Authors in short supply in India

According to an article published in Cyber India Online Limited (CIOL):“The demand for tech writers in the Indian IT industry is around 10,000 professionals and only 50 percent of this requirement is met.” Salaries are rising by 20% pa as a result. It will be interesting to see if the supply levels can rise to… Read more »

Young persons guide to technical authors

The Department for Education is writing a national careers guide to IT-related jobs, and has asked Cherryleaf to introduce them to a young technical author who would be happy to feature in the book. The guide explains what is involved in their day-to-day work, and is used nationally in careers services, colleges and libraries.

Invitation to a networking event

Celebrate the long summer evenings and take the opportunity to network with your fellow authors in a relaxed environment. Many of us work on our own and don’t have the opportunity to share our ideas, thoughts and problems, or make contact with other authors. Cherryleaf invites you to a networking evening to enable you to… Read more »