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Join us at STC Summit in Atlanta – May 14 to 17, 2023


Revolutionize Your Technical Communication with Precision Content: See you at this year’s STC Summit in Atlanta

Join us at the STC Summit in Atlanta from May 14 to 17 to learn about industry best practices, the future of content, and hear from our experts. At Precision Content, we understand the importance of effective and efficient technical communication in today’s fast-paced business environment. As a full-service technical communications consultancy, training, and technology firm, we specialize in providing expert solutions for content strategy, DITA, structured authoring, content lifecycle automation, and omnichannel publishing.

This year, our team has prepared outstanding presentations on content analysis, getting the most out of a proof of concept, and we’ll be demonstrating the Adobe AEM Guides CCMS.

Join us at our booth to speak with our team and learn more about our expert solutions. We look forward to meeting you at the STC Summit in Atlanta.

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Hear from Our Expert Thought Leaders:


Structured Strategy: How to Supercharge Your Content Analysis with XML and XPath

Monday, May 15, 2023 — 9:00 am to 9:45 am

The best content strategists are limited by how much content they can analyze. There comes a point where a content set becomes too large to analyze using the usual methods. Do you have the skills to scale your strategy? Enter XML and XPath, two languages that provide deep insight into content with superhuman efficiency. This session teaches code-shy content strategists enough of these languages to be effective. You may be used to interviewing your users. Now learn how to query your content itself!

Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson is an American-Canadian information architect at Precision Content. He analyzes and structures content to reveal the insights that come from the creative organization of information. Josh was an English teacher in Japan and an SEO specialist in the Chicagoland area before earning a Master of Information at the University of
Toronto. Josh has spoken at industry conferences such as ContentTECH Summit, ConVEx, LavaCon, and World IA Day events in Toronto and Okinawa. In his free time,
Josh creates and listens to a wide variety of music.


Getting the Most Out of a Proof-of-Concept Project for DITA Adoption

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Transitioning from unstructured authoring to structured authoring with DITA is a major investment for an organization. For the transition to be successful, people, processes, tools, and resources need to work in sync. It is surely not for the faint of heart, but it does not have to be a scary process. A well-thought-out proof-of-concept (PoC) project can provide many benefits and insights to ensure the success of your DITA adoption project. The benefits of PoC include providing proof of feasibility and proof of value, reducing risks, getting team and leadership buy-in, and providing rationales to secure funding. This presentation defines the concept of PoC and details the factors you need to take into consideration when conducting a PoC project for DITA and CCMS adoption so that you can reap the full benefits of the PoC project.

Peihong Zhu

Pei is an associate information architect at Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc, a technical writer (CPTC), and a council member of the Toronto Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication. With previous work experience in life science and bioinformatics, she has intimate knowledge about the scientific research, pharmaceutical, and software industries. Peihong has years of experience in researching, organizing, and analyzing information, as well as formal training in DITA, user experience research, and technical writing. Peihong is passionate about adopting innovative information architecture approaches to solve content problems.


Guide Users to the Perfect Content Experience, Part 1 of 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – 10:00 am to 10:45 am

As companies grow in size (solutions, clients, employees, content volume) it is tougher to come up with a local, national, international, or global solution to manage content and its associated complexity. See how to create content you can trust. Participate ‘hands-on’ in this interactive session where we’ll tour a CCMS as part of an effective content strategy. We’ll ingest content, edit, review, update, version, and publish to multiple outputs, collaborate as we do it, and see the results in real-time. We’ll explore translation workflow, content migration, and interactive real-time review. When done, you’ll have a chance to continue to explore the workspace after the conference and continue to discover how a CCMS can truly change the way writing is done.

Guide Users to the Perfect Content Experience, Part 2 of 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Stick around for part two, and get hands-on with a component content management system.

About Bernard Aschwanden  

Bernard Aschwanden is a recognized publishing technologies expert. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on XML-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder and president of Precision Content. He works with clients to convert legacy content, analyze documentation, review workflows, and identify best practices in technical communications. Bernard is a past president of the Society for Technical Communication. He remains active in STC, delivering in-person seminars and online webinars to members around the world. He has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions.

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