Category Archives: President’s Messages

Messages from the chapter president

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

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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Devil Mountain Views – Fourth Quarter 2016 Issue

President’s Message (Liz Miller)

I still remember my first STC meeting back in the early 1980s with the Silicon Valley chapter. I had only recently realized that the work I was doing was called technical writing.

A year after relocating from the central coast to Union City, I found a job as an office manager/secretary for a small software startup company. Continue reading

Devil Mountain Views – Third Quarter 2016 Issue

President’s Message (Liz Miller)

What happened during our chapter’s summer vacation? The timing of this year’s two-month break gave EBSTC leaders the perfect opportunity to find a new resturant for our monthly dinner meetings. On September 8, we had an exceptional turnout for our first event at The Brass Door in San Ramon. Continue reading

Devil Mountain Views – Second Quarter 2016 Issue

President’s Message (Liz Miller)

I want to make sure EBSTC is providing the resources and professional connections that help our members succeed as technical writers and communicators. Our primary means of achieving this goal is through chapter meetings with great information, good food, and a chance to network with our fellow communicators. Continue reading

Devil Mountain Views – First Quarter 2016 Issue

President’s Message (Liz Miller)

One of the best things about reviving the Devil Mountain Views is this opportunity to connect with EBSTC members I may never get to meet in person. I want our chapter to live up to everyone’s expectations, whether you prefer virtual participation or our lively educational dinner events at Mimi’s Cafe. Here are a few ways every member is empowered to drive our strategic direction. Continue reading

Devil Mountain Views – Fourth Quarter 2015 Issue

President’s Message (Liz Miller)

Now is the time to set aside Thursday, December 3 on your calendar as party time. That’s when the East Bay Chapter of STC will hold our annual Holiday Party at Mimi’s Café in Dublin. As a gift to every member of the EBSTC community, partiers will enjoy this relaxed evening of fun free of charge! Check your email inbox for details. Continue reading