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The Language of Technical Communication

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The Language of Technical Communication defines, in detail, 52 core terms for the discipline of technical communication.

Table of Contents

  1. The Language of Technical Communication
    1. eBook Introduction
    2. Foreword
    3. Preface
    4. I. Core Concepts
      1. 1. Content
        1. 1.1. What is it?
          1. 1.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 1.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 1.3. About Scott Abel
      2. 2. Document
        1. 2.1. What is it?
          1. 2.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 2.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 2.3. About Robert J. Glushko
      3. 3. Intelligent Content
        1. 3.1. What is it?
          1. 3.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 3.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 3.3. About Ann Rockley
      4. 4. User Assistance
        1. 4.1. What is it?
          1. 4.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 4.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 4.3. About Ellis Pratt
      5. 5. User Experience
        1. 5.1. What is it?
          1. 5.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 5.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 5.3. About Noz Urbina
      6. 6. Project Management
        1. 6.1. What is it?
          1. 6.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 6.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 6.3. About Erin Vang
      7. 7. Business Analysis
        1. 7.1. What is it?
          1. 7.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 7.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 7.3. About Christopher Ward
      8. 8. Governance Model
        1. 8.1. What is it?
          1. 8.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 8.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 8.3. About Val Swisher
      9. 9. Metadata
        1. 9.1. What is it?
          1. 9.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 9.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 9.3. About Laura Creekmore
      10. 10. Transclusion
        1. 10.1. What is it?
          1. 10.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 10.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 10.3. About Eliot Kimber
      11. 11. Responsive Design
        1. 11.1. What is it?
          1. 11.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 11.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 11.3. About Charles Cooper
      12. 12. Instructional Design
        1. 12.1. What is it?
          1. 12.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 12.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 12.3. About Phylise Banner
      13. 13. Interaction
        1. 13.1. What is it?
          1. 13.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 13.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 13.3. About Gerry McGovern
      14. 14. Usability
        1. 14.1. What is it?
          1. 14.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 14.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 14.3. About Eric Reiss
      15. 15. Accessibility
        1. 15.1. What is it?
          1. 15.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 15.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 15.3. About Char James-Tanny
      16. 16. Findability
        1. 16.1. What is it?
          1. 16.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 16.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 16.3. About Cheryl Landes
      17. 17. Globalization
        1. 17.1. What is it?
          1. 17.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 17.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 17.3. About Bill Swallow
      18. 18. Localization
        1. 18.1. What is it?
          1. 18.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 18.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 18.3. About James V. Romano
      19. 19. Indexing
        1. 19.1. What is it?
          1. 19.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 19.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 19.3. About Jan Wright
    5. II. Technical Concepts
      1. 20. Structured Content
        1. 20.1. What is it?
          1. 20.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 20.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 20.3. About Don Day
      2. 21. Topic-Based Authoring
        1. 21.1. What is it?
          1. 21.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 21.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 21.3. About Mark Baker
      3. 22. Content Reuse
        1. 22.1. What is it?
          1. 22.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 22.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 22.3. About Kristen James Eberlein
      4. 23. Single Sourcing
        1. 23.1. What is it?
          1. 23.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 23.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 23.3. About Leigh W. White
      5. 24. Content Architecture
        1. 24.1. What is it?
          1. 24.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 24.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 24.3. About Marie Girard
      6. 25. Component Content Management System
        1. 25.1. What is it?
          1. 25.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 25.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 25.3. About Nolwenn Kerzreho
      7. 26. Learning Management System (LMS)
        1. 26.1. What is it?
          1. 26.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 26.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 26.3. About Kevin Siegel
      8. 27. Conditional Content
        1. 27.1. What is it?
          1. 27.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 27.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 27.3. About Julio Vazquez
      9. 28. Content Variables
        1. 28.1. What is it?
          1. 28.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 28.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 28.3. About Nancy Harrison
      10. 29. Dynamic Delivery
        1. 29.1. What is it?
          1. 29.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 29.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 29.3. About Chris Despopoulos
    6. III. Standards and Conventions
      1. 30. Minimalist Information Design
        1. 30.1. What is it?
          1. 30.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 30.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 30.3. About John M. Carroll
      2. 31. Omnichannel
        1. 31.1. What is it?
          1. 31.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 31.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 31.3. About Rahel Anne Bailie
      3. 32. XML Document Editing Standards
        1. 32.1. What is it?
          1. 32.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 32.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 32.3. About Norman Walsh
      4. 33. Media Standards for XML
        1. 33.1. What is it?
          1. 33.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 33.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 33.3. About Scott Hudson
      5. 34. XML Processors
        1. 34.1. What is it?
          1. 34.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 34.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 34.3. About Willam van Weelden
      6. 35. eLearning and mLearning Standards
        1. 35.1. What is it?
          1. 35.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 35.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 35.3. About Jane Bozarth
      7. 36. Terminology Management
        1. 36.1. What is it?
          1. 36.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 36.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 36.3. About Rebecca Schneider
      8. 37. Controlled Language
        1. 37.1. What is it?
          1. 37.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 37.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 37.3. About Katherine (Kit) Brown-Hoekstra
      9. 38. European Machinery Directive
        1. 38.1. What is it?
          1. 38.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 38.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 38.3. About Stefan Gentz
    7. IV. Deliverable Presentations
      1. 39. HTML5
        1. 39.1. What is it?
          1. 39.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 39.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 39.3. About Dave Gash
      2. 40. Rich Media
        1. 40.1. What is it?
          1. 40.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 40.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 40.3. About Matt Sullivan
      3. 41. Infographics
        1. 41.1. What is it?
          1. 41.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 41.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 41.3. About Agnieszka Tkaczyk
      4. 42. Video
        1. 42.1. What is it?
          1. 42.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 42.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 42.3. About Josh Holnagel
      5. 43. Animation
        1. 43.1. What is it?
          1. 43.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 43.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 43.3. About Bruno Wagner
      6. 44. Audio
        1. 44.1. What is it?
          1. 44.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 44.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 44.3. About Ray Gallon
      7. 45. eBook
        1. 45.1. What is it?
          1. 45.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 45.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 45.3. About Joshua Tallent
      8. 46. PDF
        1. 46.1. What is it?
          1. 46.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 46.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 46.3. About Maxwell Hoffmann
      9. 47. Print
        1. 47.1. What is it?
          1. 47.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 47.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 47.3. About Richard Hamilton
    8. V. Future Directions
      1. 48. Augmented Reality
        1. 48.1. What is it?
          1. 48.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 48.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 48.3. About Christine Perey
      2. 49. Internet of Things
        1. 49.1. What is it?
          1. 49.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 49.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 49.3. About Mark Lewis
      3. 50. Artificial Intelligence
        1. 50.1. What is it?
          1. 50.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 50.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 50.3. About Joe Gollner
      4. 51. Wearables
        1. 51.1. What is it?
          1. 51.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 51.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 51.3. About Marta Rauch
      5. 52. Context Sensing
        1. 52.1. What is it?
          1. 52.1.1. Why is it important?
        2. 52.2. Why does a technical communicator need to know this?
        3. 52.3. About Christian Glahn
    9. Content Strategy Terms for Technical Communicators
    10. Contributor Index
    11. Subject Index
    12. Colophon
    13. A. Copyright and Legal Notices