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November 18 Talk, How Tech Writers’ Tools Help with Effective Communication, Postponed

November 17, 2014, 4:49 PM. Due to the weather advisories posted for Ingham County tomorrow, we have decided to move this event to the Spring. Please check our Upcoming Events page after Thanksgiving for the new date.

STC/SM to Co-Sponsor World Usability Day in the “D”

Michigan CHI, Michigan UPA, and STC/SM are sponsoring World Usability Day in the “D.” The theme is User Experience, Usability, and the Value of Simplicity in Design.

  • When: November 13, 2014
    8:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: AIREA Studio
    Compuware Building
    1048 Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • Cost: If you preregister: $10
    At the door: $20

Please plan your trip carefully; there is a lot of construction in the area.

STC/SM Receives Pacesetter Award for Website Revamping Process

Scan of STC-SM's 2014 Pacesetter Award

STC/SM was selected for the Pacesetter Award by STC, “for putting in place a process to redesign and maintain your website using best practices and usability testing, making future changes easier and ensuring that future leaders can continue to manage the site with minimal training.”

This was a team process. Thank you to Maryann Bowen, Elizabeth Colvin, the STC/SM Council, Mary Jo David, Pamela Finger, Sharon McDonnell, and Dave Mitropoulos-Rundus, for advice, encouragement, hard work, and sharp eyes; a special thank you to the people who came out on a very slippery snowy morning in February to be our guinea pigs as Pam led us in a card-sorting activity. Lastly, thank you to the Technical and Professional Communication program at Lawrence Tech for allowing Pam to focus her practicum activities on our website.

If you find any mistakes, blame the webmaster—hers are the last set of eyes on these pages before the readers' eyes.

Pat Gómez Martz, .

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