Lessons learned from my former life as a computer book technical reviewer

I was a computer book technical reviewer earlier in my career. It was a freelance gig, but I still consider the work one of the most formative chapters in my professional writing career even though it wasn’t writing work. Computer book technical reviewers sometimes called … “Lessons learned from my former life as a computer book technical reviewer”

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The best advice I’ve ever gotten about technical writing…from programmers

I came to the realization that even working with a group of trainers for the past two years, much of my career as a technical writer has been spent working with programmers and engineers. In my opinion there is a certain kind of magic when … “The best advice I’ve ever gotten about technical writing…from programmers”

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Remote technical writer best practices

I worked on my first remote technical writing project when dial up was still dominant in homes, and I find myself still learning as I go along. Remote technical writing projects can work. However, I’ve come to see over time that not every organization can … “Remote technical writer best practices”

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Managing technical document reviews for geographically dispersed teams

Even in the day of mobile devices and Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs), organizations can’t escape the need to review business and technical documents for accuracy, completeness, and message. I’ve been a student of technical document reviews, technical reviews, or technical editing. In fact, I was … “Managing technical document reviews for geographically dispersed teams”

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5 Lessons from healthcare BYOD

Healthcare institutions and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies might seem at odds due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and concerns over Personally Identifiable Information (PII). However, after speaking to some healthcare IT experts, the same concerns about endpoint … “5 Lessons from healthcare BYOD”

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Making mobile first in healthcare

Mobility poses risks in healthcare, especially when it comes to compliance. However, companies are embarking on “mobile-first” health IT strategies by focusing on web framework, management support, and mobile security training tailored to the healthcare user community. Kaiser Permanente and the Department of Defense Military … “Making mobile first in healthcare”

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Charting your enterprise data for BYOD security

Huddle, the collaboration platform vendor, has released its survey report, “State of the Enterprise Information Landscape,” which includes some interesting findings around information security and bring-your-own-device (BYOD). The report finds that 73 percent of office workers in the US and 61 percent in the UK … “Charting your enterprise data for BYOD security”

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Tablet kiosks require dual-security

I was out of town one recent weekend and despite my best efforts wasn’t able to escape mobile technology — the growth of tablet computing in particular. Two stores in the beach town I visited were using tablets in retail kiosks to engage customers seeking more information … “Tablet kiosks require dual-security”

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The future of Android in BYOD

A recent IDC analyst report states that Android smartphone market share passed 80 percent worldwide. Despite this impressive market share, the fractured nature of the Android operating system still creates concerns for IT departments with a requirement to support Android as part of a Bring … “The future of Android in BYOD”

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3 common sense tips for managing remote writing projects

Image by freeimages.com user: dmpop I was reminded recently about how much the successful management of remote writing projects relies on common sense, communications, and teamwork. Looking back over previous part-time remote projects I’ve worked on the lack of one of those elements usually made for … “3 common sense tips for managing remote writing projects”

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