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January / February 2009

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President's Message

Editor's Message

Your EBSTC Officers

Meeting Information

Meeting Report


New and Senior Members

Book Review:
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Award of Excellence
STC International Newsletter Competition

Award of Excellence
STC Chapter Achievement Award


We have changed our fiscal year to coincide with the calendar year. In accordance, our officers now serve from January through December. Congratulations to our 2009 Council Officers:

  • Ann Adams, President (read her first newsletter message)
  • Adrienne Tange, President-Elect
  • Joe Humbert, Treasurer
  • Jeanie Egbert, V.P. Arrangements
  • Gina Gotsill, Secretary
  • Richard Mateosian, Nominating Committee

Also, congratulations to Patrick Lufkin, a newly named Associate Fellow of the Society as announced by STC headquarters.

Patrick Lufkin

Patrick is a member of the Berkeley, East Bay, and San Francisco chapters. He is a former newsletter editor and former president of the San Francisco chapter. He currently holds leadership positions in the Berkeley and East Bay chapters (in the College/Career outreach committee) and the Management SIG. He is a regular book reviewer for the STC journal, Technical Communication, active in the Northern California Technical Publications Competitions (Touchstone), and chair of the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship. The next time you see Patrick, let him know how much you appreciate all he does for STC and our profession.

Feature Articles

The Yellow Brick Road to Technical Communication

Paul Mueller, a Distinguished Chapter Service Award winner for the Houston STC, describes his journey from a computer science developer to a technical communicator.

Write on Time: Tips to Get Over Sales Rejection Fast

Adrienne Tange, EBSTC President-Elect, describes how to deal with what all businesses experience — prospective clients turning down your sales call.

Why Did You Spam Me?

Liz Miller, EBSTC Member, laments the loss of her favorite email address.

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