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November / December 2010

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  • Election 2011. Have you ever wanted to play a more active role in the chapter? Perhaps, even hold a leadership position? Now is your chance. Soon the chapter will be electing candidates for the next term. Positions for next year are:

    • President
    • President-Elect
    • Treasurer
    • VP of Programs
    • VP of Arrangements
    • Secretary

    See Election Notice for description of each position and statements from candidates who have announced.

    Anyone who is interested in running should contact Richard Mateosian at

  • STC Conference in Sacramento: For more information about the Summit in May, 2011, read Adrienne and Melody's article, Go West, Young Man or Woman.

  • Membership Update: Currently we have 49 members -- no new members since September. We urge you to join us, the friendly chapter.

    Just added: Join or renew your STC membership by January 20 with us and get a chance to win free entrance to the STC Summit in May 2011. Find details soon on the EBSTC Web site.

Feature Articles

Technical Writers in an Agile Environment

Lori Cooke, an East Bay STC member, writes about how technical communicators can be involved in Agile methodology.

Write on Time: How to Network at a Conference

EBSTC Senior Member Melody Brumis and co-owner of Write on Time Solutions gives tips and pointers on how to make those important connections at a conference.

Grammar School: Participles

Meredy Amyx, recently retired from Cisco Systems, continues her series of grammatical articles started in the May / June issue of Devil Mountain Views, this time discussing dangling participles.

What Every Business Can Learn from a Haynes Manual

Ellis Pratt, director of sales and marketing of a company in England, draws lessons from the focus and clarity of a popular automobile repair manual that can apply to any business that wants effective communication.

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