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Technical Editing Progression [clear filter]
Monday, May 16
 

9:45am PDT

Cash in on your Financial Editing Skills
Your technical editing skills can be an asset in the finance industry. Find out how to cash in and apply your skills in this profitable field. Join us to learn the basics of a technical editor's job in the industry and review general editing guidelines, plus specific writing examples that are acceptable from a regulatory standpoint. We'll cover the roles of U.S. regulatory agencies, writing for an international audience, and resources for maturing your financial industry knowledge. You'll add to your knowledge of this high-interest topic by summing up the wealth of opportunities this field affords.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Kreger

Jessica Kreger

Senior Manager, Client Training and Education, TradeStation
Jessica Kreger leads the technical documentation team at TradeStation to publish information that empowers active traders around the world. With over fifteen years of experience in communications, she has worked at Dell, the University of Miami, Carnegie Mellon University, and Alcoa... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Grand E

9:45am PDT

Editors and SMEs: Building Productive Working Relationships
Your success as a technical editor depends on the quality of your working relationship with SMEs. Creating and maintaining a productive relationship takes effort and some planning, but it is worth it. Ann Marie will share practical, proven techniques and tips she has used as a procedures editor in the medical device industry. Topics include how to recognize and adapt to a SME’s preferred working style, prioritizing editing remarks (which battles to fight), identifying the signals of SME fatigue, and expanding your usefulness to the project or team.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Marie Queeney

Ann Marie Queeney

Owner, A.M. Queeney LLC
With over 18 years of senior document specialist experience in the medical device industry, I have had the honor of working on projects that have improved the quality of people’s lives. I work with subject matter experts in the health care industry to strengthen the writing and... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Grand E

9:45am PDT

Improving the Review Cycle: Concurrent Editing
Sending drafts out for review is relatively easy, but managing the overlapping (and sometimes conflicting) feedback of multiple files is a challenge. Making reviews concurrent makes them truly collaborative. This pratical session covers workflow and best practices for concurrent editing, and specifically using Acrobat tools (online and local server-based), Word (using track changes and sharing), Google Docs, SharePoint, and a Web app. You will also learn how to consolidate feedback from separately marked-up files.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Sawyer

Mike Sawyer

Documentation Manager, Control4
Background: Over 20 years in technical communication, working and freelancing for companies big and small. BS in Communications (BYU), English minor, with some Japanese thrown in. Masters studies (USD) in Human Factors Engineering, emphasis in ergonomics. Trivia: Due to a computer... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Grand E

9:45am PDT

The Editor as Collaborator: Communication Makes the Difference
Editing skills play an important role in quality technical communication. However, even the most skilled editors need to communicate professionally and effectively with writers. This session explores how effective communication with colleagues and clients helps editors enhance team communication, improve documentation, and provide writers with valuable insights to enhance their writing.

Speakers


Monday May 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Grand E

9:45am PDT

Using Checklists for More Efficient Editing
Editors and reviewers fear missing something such as a typo, wrong formatting, factual errors, or awkward language. Learn how a checklist for common editing tasks can help you speed up your editing, catch common errors, and stop second-guessing yourself! Checklists are helpful for those who get interrupted or have changing requirements. They can also ensure consistency across editors and allow a more consistent experience for authors. Whether you use an editing checklist or not, this session will offer the knowledge and motivation you need to improve or get started.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Schrank

Kelly Schrank

Technical Writer and Medical Editor, Contractor
Kelly Schrank has been in technical and medical communication for over 20 years. As an experienced writer and editor of medical, technical, and marketing communications, she has created and improved marketing materials, websites, newsletters, slide decks, documentation, standard responses... Read More →



Monday May 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Grand E