New Animated Content!

Animatron Studio is fun! I have been on a rich media kick lately, and I wanted to try some new animation tools. 

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What is Content Strategy?

What exactly is “content strategy?” First, let’s define “content.” Content includes blogs, procedures, tutorials, videos, press releases, podcasts, diagrams, Swagger documentation, and so on. Second, te right content depends on what our audience really needs. Content strategy is the development, planning, and execution of content for that audience. Users want the best content, and we want them to find and use this content easily. We are living in a world that demands quick, accessible content. The audience probably uses Google […]

New STC Awards for Technical Documentation!

I received two Society for Technical Communication (STC) awards this year! STC Award for Installation Content My CA Mainframe Operational Intelligence installation content received an STC Award of Excellence. This product requires a complex mainframe environment, so the content strategy provides a phased approach. Customers might have different roles at varying stages of the installation, so I want them to understand each phase correctly. First, you set up your environment prerequisites, like a “site prep.” Second, you go through the main […]

Relocation to Plano, TX

I decided to relocate to Plano, TX in March 2017 continuing as a Principal Technical Writer with CA Technologies. So far I have been loving it here in Texas! I feel that it was the best choice for both professional and personal reasons.

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STC Award of Merit!

I received an STC Award of Merit for my design of the CA OM WebViewer Release 12.1.00 Bookshelf! One of the goals of the release was to improve documentation navigation, and I applied some strategies from a previous project to change the layout of the bookshelf. I also focused on several new articles about deploying and configuring the product, based on the various scenarios that customers may have in their environment. I feel honored to receive the award and to […]