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May/June 2008

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President's Message

Editor's Message

Your EBSTC Officers

Meeting Information


New and Senior Members

STC 55th Annual Conference

Award of Excellence
STC International Newsletter Competition

  • The Devil Mountain Views won the Award of Excellence in this year's STC Newsletter Competition. Thanks, Dave Eicher, our editor last year, and his dedicated staff for all your hard work. It shows.

  • This just in: your East Bay chapter has won the Award of Excellence for 2007-2008 in the STC Community Achievement Award Competition. The citation reads: "For ongoing improvement in activities and programs offered to your members; for conducting outstanding literacy projects; and for continuing interaction with the academic community." Thanks, Helen Cheung, Gwaltney Mountford, and Joe Humbert, for putting together the application. Helen will pick up the Award in Philadelphia at the Annual Conference.

  • Judith Herr, chapter member and STC Fellow, has been elected as an STC director. Congratulations, Judy.

  • Council Officer's Election has been postponed until October 2008 -- see Helen's explanation in her President's Message.

Feature Articles

The Lone Writer as Project Manager

Laura Dahlinger, working in Columbus, Ohio, relates how a lone writer can be a project manager.

Literacy Outreach by E-Mail

T.R. Girill writes about using the East Bay's network group to update his work with high school students.

TechProse Still a Resource for Bay Area Consultants and Companies

Meryl Natchez on "retiring" from a business she started 26 years ago.

Patent Careers for Technical Writers, Engineers, Scientists, and Medical Professionals - Part 1

Steven C. Oppenheimer, working in Washington D.C., tells how he made a career change from a freelance technical writer to a patent agent.

Garden Solace

Danett Weinshelbaum gives us a lovely poem to remind us all to take time from our computers to smell the flowers.

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