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The Many Hats of the Technical Communicator
Kathy Madison, Comtech Services
Addressing the many skills required today to meet the information demands of our customers, while maintaining head count, budgets, and writer limitations can be a difficult balancing act. Information development teams typically might need someone performing writing, editing, graphic design, formatting, stylesheet development, videography, instructional design, UX design, information architecture, tools support, project management, strategic planning and even product testing. During the August CIDM roundtable discussion, members shared their strategies for managing these many roles, or hats, within their organizations.
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Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company’s storage, network infrastructure, and wireless connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell’s semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.
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