When Choosing a Translation Vendor, Size Matters!

When Choosing a Translation Vendor, Size Matters!

  There’s an old adage that no one gets fired for hiring IBM. But does this adage transfer conceptually to the selection of a translation service provider? I think not. When choosing a vendor, size matters, and bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially for...
Confessions of a DITA Virgin: Where’d You Go?

Confessions of a DITA Virgin: Where’d You Go?

Dear DITA Virgin, I’ve been lurking behind the scenes learning about DITA by following your blog. But you seem to have disappeared. What gives? Sincerely, Wondering and Increasingly Tense in Galveston Dear Waiting, I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying the posts! I’m...
Six Tips For Acing Your First Content Industry Conference

Six Tips For Acing Your First Content Industry Conference

You’re headed to your first conference and you have no idea what to do. Worry not, fellow conference-goer: you’re not alone. Others have blazed the trails before you. Whether you’re a freelancer, working for a startup, or representing a big-name corporation,...
Confessions of a DITA Virgin: Is Your Formatting Automated?

Confessions of a DITA Virgin: Is Your Formatting Automated?

Dear DITA Virgin, I’m glad to have found you – yep, I’m a DITA virgin, too. I have a lot of questions about something you said in your last post. You said, “we could write everything in plain, unformatted text – no bold, italics, heading 1, 2, or 3 styles, no...
How to Feed and Care for Your Independent Contractors

How to Feed and Care for Your Independent Contractors

Close to one-third of the U.S. workforce is comprised of independent contractors. By the year 2020, this number is expected to grow to 40% of the U.S. workforce. Independent contractors have many roles, from legal consultants to software engineers to copy writers. At...