We're proud to present our first program of 2017 with our own Ed Marshall as presenter!
In this presentation, Ed will discuss his experiences working as the sole US-based writer on a team, where the rest of the team was based in Belgium, along with the experiences of another writer, who had a very different experience.
Ed will present best practices for working with remote project teams, mined from interviewing several managers and writers. He will identify the necessary changes in work styles and habits that aid in putting these best practices into action, as well as the most suitable work environment for the changes.
Other covered topics include:
Current tools and technologies that make telecommuting viable such as VPNs, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, Dropbox, and others,
The need to be more organized and concise communicating with your teammates, the need to be open to different workstyles and approaches, etc.
Refreshments will be provided at the event. We hope to see you there!
About the Presenter
Ed Marshall is an independent consultant technical writer and the sole proprietor of Marshall Documentation Consulting, with over 28 years of experience. He specializes in technical documentation for developers, including APIs (application programming interfaces), SDKs (software developer’s kits), and Web Services products. Over his career, he has developed expertise in using tools to “let the computer do the work,” such as advanced tools for editing files, comparing files, and searching and replacing text. He has given many presentations at local STC chapters and Summits, the WritersUA conferences, Information Development World, the TEKOM trade show in Germany (October 2012) at the organization’s invitation, and many other events.
He is a Certified MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) for MadCap Flare. When he is not immersed in technical writing, he is an active freelance professional bassist performing classical and jazz in the Boston, MA area.