Category Archives: Technical Communications

Useful reads for digital communicators (Oct 2016)

Catch up on the latest links, professional development and training insights, and digital communications reads that have caught our eye. We also post regularly to our Firehead’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages, so please do connect with or follow us there.

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Useful links for digital communicators (Sept 2016)

Here’s this month’s roundup of industry links, professional development and training insights, and digital communications reads that have caught our eye. We also post regularly to our Firehead’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages, so please do connect with or follow us there.

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Will robots replace human jobs (and how do you deal with that)?

The Future of Work is a particularly hot topic at the moment. It seems as if everyone, from governments to big brands, is producing a report on how automation, digitisation and other technological advances will affect our future workplaces, talent …
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TCUK 2016 – a preview

Wow, I can’t believe summer is really over and it’s time for TCUK again – it’s coming up fast. Technical Communication UK conference is happening from 13-15 September at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre, between Cambridge and Milton Keynes. The theme …
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Useful links for digital communicators (July/Aug 2016)

Enjoy our regular roundup of industry links, professional development and training insights, and interesting reads across the spectrum of digital communications. We also post regularly to our Firehead’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages, so please do connect with or follow us …
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Interview with a… Chief Technology Officer

This month, our series of behind-the-scenes job interviews looks at the technical side of digital communications. James Weir’s career has taken him from junior software engineer to software architect with Sun Microsystems, and now to CTO of UShareSoft, a software …
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What’s the craic from LavaCon Dublin?

I attended LavaCon in Dublin earlier this month at the atmospheric medieval Trinity College (or Hogwarts as some Twitter wags called it), which is home to Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript – the Book of …
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Topic-based authoring – join our webinar

Just a quick reminder that the final seminar in our Adobe® FrameMaker® 2015 Release series, run by course trainer Toni Ressaire and Firehead’s CJ Walker, is happening tomorrow at at 11am CEST (UTC +2). The topic is topic-based authoring – and you …
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Four ways plain language writing can boost SEO

Plain language writing – simple words, shorter sentences, cutting out jargon, using everyday language – is most often associated with business, legal, government and technical documents. But its value goes much wider. As well as simplifying content for readers, writing …
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