Author Archives: Gale Naylor

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

Devil Mountain Views – First Quarter 2017 Issue

Time to Celebrate **** Excusion to the May Model June 3, 2017

Dinner Meeting Recaps

Editor as Collaborator **** Creating User Docs in an Agile World **** Minimalist Writing for Maximum Communication


President’s Message: Time to Celebrate!

Greetings from your new president! If you’re reading the email version of our newsletter, I hope you’ll take a moment to hop over to www.ebstc.org and admire our beautiful new website! We are LIVE on WordPress, and it’s all thanks to our stellar WordPress migration team headed by Jane Olivera, with Joe Humbert, technology insight from Liz Fraley, and driven to completion by past-president Liz Miller. Kudos to the team for completing this major project, and please check out our Friendly new website! Continue reading

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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