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Recap of monthly dinner meetings

E Pluribus Unum — Out of many deliverables, one story [Meeting Recap]

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…

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Minimalist Writing for Maximum Communication

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

Leading and Thriving in a Content-Rich World

EBSTC September Program Recap

Leading and Thriving in a Content-Rich World

In our September program, Eeshita Grover (Technical Communications Senior Manager, Cisco Systems), shared her perspective on how technical writers of today can prove to be the most valuable asset for a business. Here are a few highlights from the meeting: Continue reading