Monthly Archives: September 2017

Summary of July 2017 NorCal Presidents Meeting

Nicki Davis suggested this Presidents’ meeting because she believes all the Northern California chapters can benefit from reigniting the regional cooperation that has been largely missing since Region 8 was disbanded over 10 years ago*. We are also facing a decision regarding the Touchstone competition because Richard Mateosian and Patrick Lufkin would like to retire. Continue reading

Technical Literacy Award

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has revealed their plan to enrich the annual district-wide science fair (Science Odyssey) for grades 1 to 12 to include a separate award for notebook quality starting in 2018. This reflects the integration of literacy and science activities that the East Bay STC chapter has supported for many years. A future newsletter article will discuss how this notebook award rolls out as details become available.

The Education of a Tech Writer — Never Ending – 5 Oct 2017 [Meeting]

What must you learn (and keep current in) to be a technical communicator?  What are the required skills, tools, and terminologies and complexities of the industries, fields, and topics in which you are working?  

There’s more to technical communications than how it is presented in academia and business—both sides are frequently unaware of the requirements of this profession. What is out there, and where are we now?

This discussion looks at technical communication only from the perspective of the writing and editing, and not from illustration or programming needs.

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