Devil Mountain Views is back in your inbox after a long hiatus. We are starting back slowly – with a newsletter every quarter initially – and will advance to our regular monthly schedule soon. Currently, we are in the process of creating a new look for the newsletter; including a new logo. I welcome your suggestions and ideas. Continue reading
EBSTC September Program Recap
Lori Meyer was our panel moderator on Thursday, September 10 at Mimi’s Café in Dublin. Lori is a technical communication specialist with more than 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, online help author, and curriculum developer. She is an STC Fellow, and the immediate past president of the East Bay Chapter. She also coordinated the Trends Panels both this year and in 2014. Continue reading
EBSTC October Program Recap
EBSTC was delighted to host Bruce Poropat at our October dinner meeting. His topic was Remedial Documentation and the Contract Technical Writer. It was enlightening to hear Bruce describe his system for handling the typical problems encountered by a contract (and often employee) technical writer hired to document a company’s or team’s tool or system. Continue reading
EBSTC November Program Recap
At the November 5 dinner meeting, EBSTC members learned priceless tips to improve access to our favorite power tools and disable the worst Microsoft® Word annoyances in the featured presentation, Taking Control of MS Word.
A spelling checker is a handy tool, but it is no substitute for a careful edit performed by a qualified editor. The following are instances of actual errors that the spelling checker missed.
Congratulations to all IT deplorers! Continue reading