Summary: At our November 2017 meeting, Tom Goering gave a status-to-date perspective on his company’s development of what was envisioned as a world-class Decision Support Management System that would expand its customer base. What happened when the massive team faced the realities of collaboration, resourcing and delivering? Read on…
Summer ends with Touchstone deadline!
EBSTC President’s Message
Summary of July 2017 NorCal Presidents Meeting
September 7 Meeting Recap: Intercultural Communication and Business
Touchstone 2017 Deadline ~ Literacy Award
From years of experience, Lori Meyer can say with confidence that when it comes to technical editing, a communicative relationship and empathy with the author is the key ingredient to a productive collaboration. When there is open communication and good teamwork, an editor’s value can change from the perception of a grumpy Comma Cop to a valued resource and key member of the team. Continue reading
EBSTC March Program Recap
Bruce Poropat is a practitioner and advocate for converting dense legalese into language that people can understand the first time they read it. In technical writing, the minimalist approach is reminiscent of Plain Language (see the federal government’s definition).
To the minimalist, it is the content’s message that is the priority, not the prose. In Bruce’s presentation on March 2, he first shared examples of minimalism in representational art, music and poetry, including a renowned example of minimalist fiction writing: “For sale: baby shoes never worn.” Continue reading
EBSTC October Program Recap
We’ve all heard of the International Standards Organization (ISO). During his presentation at the EBSTC October 6 dinner meeting, Ron Stone elaborated on how standards apply to usability. Continue reading