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Content as Conversation with Purposes and Personas with Ginny Redish (Oct. 8)

Content as Conversation with Purposes and Personas with Ginny Redish (Oct. 8)

Description One of the most important contributions of technical writing has been the realization that everything we write is part of a conversation between author and reader. And as we have moved from paper to screen, from large screen to small, from static writing to dynamic social-media exchanges, conversation has become even more important as…

Touch, Voice, and Gestures in UA with Joe Welinske (Sep. 17)

Touch, Voice, and Gestures in UA with Joe Welinske (Sep. 17)

Description New ways of interacting with software mean rethinking how we develop our associated user assistance. This session, “Touch, Voice, and Gestures: How to Craft Your User Assistance to Accommodate a Variety of Interaction Types,” is a guide for appropriate language choices to use for emerging interaction types like touch, voice, and hand gestures. Topics…

Industries That Hire Technical Writers

Industries That Hire Technical Writers

So you want to be a technical writer – you’ve earned a degree or certification, but now you need a job. Where to start? In a recent discussion on the STC LinkedIn group page, members shared their knowledge and gave advice to a new graduate. I’ve summarized the discussion here for you along with more information…

What Does an Editor Do?

What Does an Editor Do?

I’m an editor. — Really? For which newspaper? I’m an editor. — You mean, like, you work in the movie business? I’m an editor. — Gee, I’d better watch what I say or you’ll correct my grammar. I evaluate written material, help people organize their thoughts, and reduce masses of confusing blather to short, clear,…

Chapter Council Meeting (Sep. 14)

Chapter Council Meeting (Sep. 14)

About This Meeting Chapter council meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month. The agenda includes committee and executive business, as well as volunteer and leadership training. Who Should Attend? All chapter members and volunteers, including non-member volunteers, are welcome to attend. blank Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 Networking: 10:00 am PDT Presentation:…

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

President’s Message for August 2013 “New Beginnings” is an appropriate title for my first president’s message posted on our new website—two beginnings among many for the chapter. Since June 1, we’ve welcomed a new executive, reorganized our volunteer structure, began sponsoring the local Meetup™ group for technical writers, planned a promising program year that begins…

Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

Spotlights highlights a member of the chapter each month through an article about their accomplishments in the field and some lesser known facts about them gained through an interview about their career and general selves.  Check back on the second week of the month to find new Spotlights articles! This month in Spotlights, we are…

Jacob De Camillis

Jacob De Camillis

Spotlights highlights a member of the chapter through articles about their accomplishments in the field as well as some lesser known facts gained through interviews about their career and general selves.  Check back on the second week of the month to find new Spotlights articles! This month in Spotlights, we are gaining insight into Jacob…

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