February 2017

From the President

Welcome back to our first edition of TechCommWire for 2017, and thank you for reading. We're hoping to see you at Collaborate2017, our April conference in Auckland. And I've got a very short survey for you on researching matters of relevance to technical communicators.


Register now for Collaborate2017!

Have you registered for Collaborate2017? This year’s TechCommNZ Conference is designed to challenge and excite everyone in our profession from the get-go. You'll get to mingle with some of the big TC thought leaders – The Content Wrangler, Microsoft's Doug Kim, Google's Patrick Hofmann, Write's Lynda Harris and many others. You'll see old friends and make new ones. Earlybird registration closes 10 March!


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Collaborate2017 to Auckland in April

Meet our featured TC, Agnes Espinada

Agnes Espineda is the Managing Director of Tactics Limited – a Wellington-based company established 26 years ago that specialises in documentation, training, process mapping, and online content design for clients in New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Agnes caught up with Jim Costello in Auckland last month.


Do metaphors put us on the right track?

Earnsy Liu, TechCommNZ member and GDID student, looks for evidence (not just opinions) to help you manage the daily conundrums we face in our profession. If you have a question for Earnsy to tackle, please email comms@techcomm.nz. This month, Earnsy investigates whether metaphors matter in technical communication.


Let's Tech Communicate!

In this edition of Let’s Tech Communicate! we read some surprising truths about the computer skills of users, navigate an evolutionary timeline of technical communication, and learn with Lego. This and a whole lot more from around the Net!