Leigh White is a 20+ year technical communications veteran advocating that effective technical communicators need to be more than writers; they need to be part programmer, part designer, and part project manager. Leigh speaks on Extensible Markup Language (XML) and the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) at conferences including the Society for Technical Communication Summit, Intelligent Content, WritersUA, and LavaCon.
Leigh is a technical communicator with over 20 years of experience as a content creator, Information Architect, XML technologist, and trainer. One of her primary interests is exploring ways that small technical publication groups can leverage existing tools and improve processes to maximize the reuse of their content, improve their efficiency, increase their offerings and save their sanity. To accomplish these goals, she advocates that effective technical communicators need to be more than writers; they need to be part programmer, part designer, and part project manager. Leigh is also a devotee and evangelist of XML and structured/topic-based documentation and she believes that DITA might just save the world.