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Newsletter of the East Bay Chapter of STC
January/February 2004

About Devil Mountain Views

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STC Mission

Creating and supporting a forum for communities of practice in the profession of technical communication.

For more information about STC, go to the Society web page.

DMV Basics

The East Bay Chapter newsletter is named after a local landmark, Mount Diablo, in Northern California. With a few exceptions, all distances in California are measured from that point, called the Mount Diablo Meridian. The East Bay Chapter serves the cities along the 680 corridor and the east/west part of 580. City-wise it's Vallejo to Pleasanton, Tracy to Oakland and Fremont. We have members from each of those places.

PUBLICATION POLICY
We are always interested in sharing technical communication trends and information with our readers. For details, contact the Guest Managing Editor, Gwaltney Mountford.

PUBLICATION SCHEDULE
Devil Mountain Views is published bimonthly, five times a year (September, November, January, March, May).

ARTICLE SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Sep/Oct 2003 issue – Aug 2, 2003
Nov/Dec 2003 issue – Oct 2, 2003
Jan/Feb 2004 issue – Dec 2, 2003
Mar/Apr 2004 issue – Feb 2, 2004
May/Jun 2004 issue – Apr 2, 2004

WRITER'S TEMPLATE
If you are submitting an article, please download our template to use as a guideline for writing your article.

REPRINT POLICY
Articles may be reprinted provided credit is given to Devil Mountain Views and the author, and two copies of the publication are mailed to Gwaltney Mountford or the mailing address listed below.

ADVERTISING POLICY

Product Types: Only advertisements for products or services related to technical communication can be placed on the EBSTC web site and Devil Mountain Views.

Format: Ads must be in either GIF or JPG format.

Dimensions & Rates: The following rates are valid for one month on the EBSTC web site or one issue of the newsletter.

336 X 280 = $150
468 X 60 = $120
160 X 155 = $80
120 X 60 = $50

Ad Location: The EBSTC webmaster and the managing editor determine the appropriate ad placement. Ads may be placed on any page in the web site or newsletter or on a sponsors page. Ads will be included in the "Printer Friendly" version of the newsletter.

Payment: Payment must be received by the East Bay Chapter treasurer before the ad is run. Payment can be made by check.

Inquiries: If you have questions or want to start your ad, please contact Gwaltney Mountford.

MAILING ADDRESS
Gwaltney Mountford, Guest Managing Editor,1486 Davis Ave. Concord, CA 94518.

Copyright Statement

This newsletter invites writers to submit articles that they wish to be considered for publication. Note: By submitting an article, you implicitly grant a license to this newsletter to run the article and for other STC publications to reprint it without permission. Copyright is held by the writer. When you submit an article, please let the editor know if this article has run elsewhere, and if it has been submitted for consideration to other publications.

Devil Mountain Views also reserves the right to edit articles to fit its stylistic standards and space constraints. Articles are edited, copyedited, and proof-read before publication. The newsletter also reserves the right to not print articles deemed unfit for publication.

Unless otherwise noted, copyrights for all newsletter articles belong to the authors. The design and layout of this newsletter are copyright STC, 2003.

DMV Staff

GUEST MANAGING EDITOR
Gwaltney Mountford

ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Hasmig Vasgerdsian
Sarmistha Purkayashta

GUEST ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Susan Moxley

COPYEDITOR
Elaine Parrish

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Dara Golden
Adrienne Tange

WEB DESIGNER
Angelina Nachimuthu

Chapter Officers

For a complete list of officers, see the EBSTC web site's Leadership page.

PRESIDENT
Susan Harlan, 510-797-4298

PRESIDENT ELECT
Becky Rude, 925-462-1676

TREASURER
Joseph Humbert, 510-638-3529

SECRETARY
Nan Breedlove, 925-933-9686

DMV History

Note: We will update this section as our chapter archives are updated. If you were a Managing Editor during a time frame that is missing from the history, please let us know.

Year

Notes

2003–2004

Acting Managing Editor: Becky Rude
Guest Managing Editor: Gwaltney Mountford

2002–2003

Managing Editor: Ashwini Tharval
Best of Show, Most Improved, Distinguished Technical Communication awards in the STC International Newsletter Competition.

2001–2002

Managing Editors: Ashwini Tharval and Becky Rude.
The newsletter is launched online in Web format.
Award of Merit in the STC International Newsletter Competition.

1999–2001

Managing Editor: Teresa Washburn
Award of Excellence in the STC International Newsletter Competition.

1997–1999

Managing Editor: Kelly Walker
Award of Excellence in the STC International Newsletter Competition.

1996–1997

Managing Editor: Melody Brumis
Newsletter name changed to Devil Mountain Views. Susan Moxley won the contest held to rename the newsletter.
In July 1996, a spoof issue called East Bay Flame is published.

1995–1996

Managing Editor: Bruce Robinson
An offshoot, the Twig, is published by President Gwaltney Mountford to supplement the East Bay Log.

1994

Newsletter name changed to East Bay Log.

1962

The Pacifica News was published in the fall in the year the Pacifica chapter was founded. (The chapter was renamed to East Bay in 1982 under President T.R. Girill.)Top of page

 

 

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