East Bay STC Holiday
Party is scheduled for December 3 at Crow
Canyon. Fun, games, raffle prizes. Register
early (by November 19) for your STC discount.
Mountain Views garnered another award in its
long list of awards (nine in the last eleven
years): Award of Merit in the 2008-2009 STC
International Newsletter Competition. Congratulations
to the editors for such diligent work.
lost newsletter from Sept/Oct
1999 restored. Thanks to June
Schaefer, our archivist, who retrieved
the original print document and to Joe
Humbert who scanned and posted it
in our Archives.
Some chapter volunteers ten years ago are still
active in the chapter today. These include
Judy Herr (then president), Gwaltney
Mountford (nominating chair), Jeanie
Egbert (webweaver), May
McKoon (arrangements), Susan
Moxley (newsletter copyeditor), and
T.R. Girill (contributed
a book review).
Black Art of Estimation
McLean, a technical author in Scotland, gives
tips and tools on how to estimate how long it would take to create
documentation for a project.
on Time: Should You Hire a Friend?
EBSTC Senior member and co-owner of Write on Time, writes about
if and how you should hire a friend. Tricky because if you hired
them, you might have to fire them.
Versus Simple Tense Verbs
a guest contributor from Ohio, shows how writing fewer words can
lead to clearer writing.
Good Instructions Is Sometimes a Matter of Life or Death
a technical writer for more than 20 years, gives tips on how writing
good instructions can sometimes save a life.