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Tech Comm Trends panel, March 2007 MS Word version of Tech Comm Trends panel discussion, March 2007
2007 Technical Communications Job Market Trends
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Tech Comm Trends panel, March 2007 MS Word notes for Tech Comm Trends panel discussion, March 2007
2007 Technical Communications Job Market Trends
Dealing with Recruiters and Negotiating Compensation
Trends to Watch and How to Prepare MS Word speakers' notes for Trends to Watch and How to Prepare presentation
Creating structured documentation with DITA — will you lead or follow?
Great jobs for those who can write both code and prose
Improving Information findability with Zero Search Time help
Is the (June 2001) Job Market really THAT bad?
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