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...
May is the Month for Anniversaries

May is the Month for Anniversaries

May is a big month for us here at Content Rules: Content Rules turns 23 years old Our partnership with The Rockley Group turns 4 years old My marriage turns 27 years old Content Rules Turns 23! It’s crazy, isn’t it? Content Rules turns 23 years old this...

Know Your T’s: Termbase versus Translation Memory

How multilingual terminology databases differ from translation memory. Translation Memory and Multilingual Terminology Management: Same Genus, Two Different Species “What is the difference between source terminology management and translation memory?” I am...