Monthly Archives: January 2017

Friendly Chapter Saturday Schmooze, Feb 4

Join us on Saturday, February 4, 2017, for an informal late lunch with good food, good company, and good techcomm conversation. This is the first Friendly Chapter Saturday lunch of 2017, and we hope you can be with us! RSVP to the email in the member e-blast (or Contact Us) by Friday, February 3 to let us know if you’re coming, order what you like from the menu, and pay your own tab. 
 
Date: Saturday February 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: Black Bear Diner, 5100 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Happy New Year from EBSTC!

If you missed Lori Meyer’s January presentation, The Editor as Collaborator: Communication Makes the Difference, you missed some great insights that apply to any career, not just technical editing. Here are my takeaways:

  • Be a part of the team, not outside the team
    “Get to know your your team mates”
    “See edits as teamwork and focus on the doc”

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Creating User Documentation in an Agile World – 2 Feb 2017 [Meeting]

With more and more software development teams switching from traditional waterfall to agile methods of development, technical communicators need to be flexible about their processes to work cleanly and efficiently. Sometimes, though, it feels like we are fitting a square peg into a round hole. It doesn’t have to be that way! This presentation will address ways to smooth off that square peg and adapt traditional documentation processes and procedures to make them fit in an agile world.

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