Most Influential

Published At: Apr. 26, 2014 at 07:53 am - (8452 Reads)
I'm proud to announce that I've been named (again) to the MindTouch list of Top 50 Most Influential TechComm Experts! I'm honored to be in such great #TechComm company

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Now Available: Tiki for Smarties, Second Edition

Published At: Jan. 25, 2013 at 07:42 am - (11155 Reads)
I am pleased to announce that I have released an updated edition of the best-selling beginner's guide for Tiki! This edition, based on the the current Long Term Support (LTS) Tiki version and the popular Tiki for Smarties web site ( contains more than 375 pages of essential information for the Tiki beginner. It also includes extensive troubleshooting tips and hints to help you fix nearly any problem you might encounter while creating your Tiki web site.

My Latest Mobile App

Published At: Dec 27, 2012 at 09:07 am - (8883 Reads)
I've previously blogged about my use of Conduit's platform to create a mobile app for STC. Recently, I created a new app for the SPCA of Wake County.

Updated Smarties... coming soon (I hope)

Published At: Oct. 03, 2012 at 04:15 pm - (8760 Reads)
Originally posted on my Tiki Wiki Blog...

Tiki for Smarties
The publication of Tiki for Smarties and Tiki Essentials was a major accomplishment for me and the Tiki Community. I've been especially pleased by hearing from the 100s of folks who have purchased my books and found them genuinely helpful! (I'm ignoring the one guy who asked for his money back... there's always one of "those people" in every bunch...)

Getting STC12 Events On My Phone

Published At: May 09, 2012 at 06:45 pm - (9603 Reads)
Are you looking forward to STC Summit 2012? Me too. I've be using the STC Summit Zerista application to check out the sessions, events, and make my plans. Zerista is a pretty slick application for conference management. If you're attending the summit I highly recommend checking it out.

One thing I really liked is the ability to go through the entire conference schedule, pick and choose the events that interest me, and create my own personal schedule. One thing I didn't like was there seemed to be no way get get that schedule into my personal calendar. I have an Android-powered phone and use Google Calendars.

The STC Mobile App

Published At: Mar. 13, 2012 at 07:41 am - (37168 Reads)
Due to the overwhelming success of the STC Carolina Mobile App (well, no one has actually complained, so I'll take that as an overwhelming success!), I've take the initiative to create an (unofficial) app for the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and make it available to everyone.

See Rick at SpeedCon

Published At: Oct. 28, 2011 at 04:21 pm - (9503 Reads)
I'll be at Speedcon: The Unconference on Communication on Saturday, October 29.

I've submitted two sessions:

Award Winning Websites

Published At: June 28, 2011 at 06:25 am - (11034 Reads)
Two Tiki-powered websites that I administer (Carolina Communiqué and the Technical Editing SIG of STC) won Awards of Excellence in the 23rd Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX). The APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.

How I killed the website

Published At: Mar. 29, 2011 at 07:14 pm - (13583 Reads)
So, today (Mar 29) announced that its "My STC Network" portion of the new website was delayed (again), because "two unauthorized STC members located and logged in to the staging website that was undergoing testing."

For the record, I was/am one of those "unauthorized STC members."

Here's what happened:

Publishing my first eBook: What I've Learned

Published At: Feb. 25, 2011 at 03:00 pm - (10855 Reads)
So... I recently converted my Tiki Essentials paperback into an E-book. The process was fairly smooth, all things considered.

Here's a bit of what I learned...
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