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Go Mee! Current contract extended :)

Contract renewal I finally have my written contract for the next year with this public sector client. My end date is now March 31st 2020. Although the first version of the contract had a minor date typo, which worked out my contract length as -1 day due to an incorrect year on the end date… […]

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Latest ISTC article: VBA arrays

This time it’s a 2-parter covering the use of arrays in VBA. A necessary “evil” to learn if you want to improve the use of data storage and user forms in your own Word applications. The follow-up article will appear in the next issue of the Communicator magazine. It will take the arrays knowledge up […]

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I’m now a Fellow of the ISTC

At the recent TCUK 2018 conference, in an ISTC-hosted meeting about the CPD aspects of Fellows within the ISTC, someone (I think it was Paul Ballard) suggested that I should apply to transfer from being a Member to a Fellow: a “MISTC to a FISTC” so-to-speak. It took me a month to pluck up the […]

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Diving into ActivePresenter (again)

It’s been a while since I did any work using ActivePresenter (by Atomi) but a project came up in work where it was going to be easier to create videos, instead of bulk updating several manuals intended for Admins, Users and Managers. My thought was “Why rewrite the same sentence / page in several flavours, […]

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Post-TCUK memories

After waiting three years between visits, last week’s TCUK was a well worth it. When you’re self-employed, all of these kinds of events need paying for by your company (aka ‘you’) so you have to ensure that it’s worth the outlay. And it certainly was. Almost all of the courses were still available from my […]

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Attending TCUK 2018!

It’s been a while … I bought my ticket yesterday (Sunday) so that I can attend the TCUK (Technical Communication UK) conference in Daventry from the 25th to the 27th September. I have only been to one before and that was in the outskirts of Glasgow in 2015. I went there there armed with approx […]

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A minor Oops!

Oops! Last month I released what I thought was v2.2 of my Toolbox on the 15th May. But it wasn’t until yesterday – whilst demoing the power of the Toolbox at my new workplace – that I realised that the download on the site contained an older version of the Toolbox! However, the manual included […]

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