On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, we gathered at Washtenaw Community College to hear Dave Robbins’ talk, Developing Technical Documentation With Passion and Purpose.
Fabrice Lacroix, CEO of Fluid Topics, will present a webinar: Is Content Delivery Possible Without Breaching New Data-Privacy Regulations? Learn about the new global privacy rules and how they will impact your operations.
This webinar will be on Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 2–3 p.m.; registered attendees will receive a link to the recording. Read more and register for this STC webinar.
STC CNY (Central New York) and STC Rochester are holding a multi-chapter webinar on Thursday, February 28, from noon–1 p.m. There will be three brief presentations and question-and-answer periods:
- The Art of Visual Startup Guides, presented by Sandee Craig and Laurie Fiaretti, Senior Technical Illustrators
- The Heilmeier Catechism: A Persuasive Writing Rubric, presented by Melissa Hellman, proposal writer
- Build a Lasting TechComm Career, presented by John Garison, Lead Technical Communicator
There is more information about the speakers and their presentations, as well as a registration form, on EventBrite.
It’s hard to believe when sleety ice coats everything, but spring is coming, and with spring, conference season. STC Summit and the regional conference, Spectrum, put on by STC Rochester, top the list for technical communicators in southeast Michigan. Here are some updates. Continue reading “2019 Conferences: Updates”
STC Honorary Fellow Alan Alda was recently named recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award “for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.”
The SAG Awards article announcing the award talks about Alda’s television, film and stage accomplishments, as well as his efforts to improve science communication through the nonprofit Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY—Stony Brook and Alda Communications Training, the proceeds of which support the Center for Communicating Science.
Join us on February 13, 2019, from noon–1 p.m., in our Slack workspace, on the coffee_club channel for an opportunity to get to know fellow chapter members in a relaxed and peaceful setting—at least for an hour—your desk.
This is a bring-your-own-coffee event. Bring your own tea, if you prefer, as well as the rest of your lunch.
STC Rochester is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of their regional conference, Spectrum, and they have invited everyone to join them at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), in Rochester, NY, March 24–26 to celebrate. The theme is Remember Yesterday. Celebrate Today. Plan for Tomorrow, with keynote speaker Toni Ressaire. Super early bird rates are good through January 31 only. Continue reading “STC Rochester’s Spectrum Conference 2019 to Celebrate Diamond Anniversary”
Paul Joseph, publisher of the recently revised landmark plain language book, Put it in Writing, will discuss what distinguishes technical writing from other nonfiction in his presentation, What’s the Difference Between Technical Writing and Other Types of Writing? This free, half-hour webinar will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019, at noon. See the article on NEO STC’s website for more information and the registration link.
We are delighted to announce that Chalice Randazzo, Assistant Professor at Eastern Michigan University, will be joining us. She completes our panel for the November 28 program.
Randazzo teaches technical communication, usability, and writing. Her research and publications explore cultural and practical approaches to U.S. resumes. In reference to computer-mediated communication, she will bring her perspective as someone who completed her bachelor’s degree and one year of her PhD online.
Since we spent the majority of our time on face-to-face communication last October, we will be continuing the discussion focusing on computer-mediated communication. Love it or hate it, we all have to work with it, at least sometimes. Bring your questions and join us at Lawrence Tech on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to continue our discussion. Please register by Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
Our panelists will include:
- Maryann Bowen, STC Associate Fellow and Senior Manager of Education and User Experience at Saphran, Inc.,
- Steven D. Krause, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Eastern Michigan University, and
- Rich Leazer, Manager, Documentation and Publishing Health Information Technology & Services, at University of Michigan.
Corinne Stavish, Director of the Technical and Professional Communication Program at Lawrence Tech, will moderate the discussion. Continue reading “Upcoming Program: Part 2 of Face-to-Face Versus Computer-Mediated Communication”