Auckland Branch Event: Technical Communication - A Journey

Technical Communication as a field has evolved immensely over the last decade or so, with a strong emphasis on improving the information experience for users using various delivery formats. The documentation tools have also aligned with changing user expectations and have come a long way.

In this interactive talk, Paul Trotter will be talking about how these changes happened over the last 15 years and what lies in the future for technical communicators.

Where and when

Orion Health, 181 Grafton Road, Grafton. Map.

Wednesday 15 June 2016. 5:30 pm networking. Meeting from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members $15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC, PRINZ.

About the Speaker

Paul is the Founder of Author-it Software Corporation and the architect of the Author-it product. Author-it was born out of the frustrations that Paul experienced producing documentation in the Telecommunications industry. His vision was to actually solve the problems that content writers face rather than just to provide a cure for the symptoms. The result was Author-it; a product built from the ground up around principles such as topic based writing, single sourcing and separating content from format. Over a decade and five major releases later, these principles remain true of Author-it today and are the basis of the world-wide success of the company.

Regarded as a visionary within the industry, Paul is a popular speaker at events all over the world on topics ranging from technical writing and help authoring to content management and localization. Today, Paul continues to drive the product vision for Author-it, applying his problem solving talents to the day to day issues that people face in creating, managing and delivering content. This vision has seen the development of world leading technologies such as Author-it Cloud.

P.S. There will be a fun activity before we start the session so try to reach the venue on time.

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