Monthly Archives: March 2018

President’s Message

Finally, the weather seems to have turned to spring! I hope you are enjoying the longer daylight hours and milder temperatures.

We have a few pieces of spring news. First, I am very happy to announce that Liz Miller has received the Distinguished Chapter Service Award from STC:  “For your dedication, and your many contributions to the chapter, including hospitality manager, secretary, membership manager, and president.” Well-deserved! Congratulations, Liz!

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What User Experience Is and Why Tech Writers Should Care [Meeting Recap]

Summary: As a 35-year tech comm vet, Nicki Davis knows a thing or two about how to help engineers improve their designs to enhance user experience. Her presentation on January 4 revealed how technical writers can contribute, and inspired more than a few nodding heads, war stories and chuckles. Read more…
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Marketing and Tech-writing: The Twain Shall Meet [Feb. 2018 Meeting Recap]

Are tech-writing and marketing doomed to forever mix about as fluidly as, well, oil and water? If you were at the East Bay STC’s Feb. 1 dinner get-together, you heard a technical-marketing guru provide a more harmonious perspective.

Our presenter, Floyd Earl Smith, works at NGINX (pronounced “engine-x”) and bears the title Director of Content Marketing, which he comes to after gigs as a senior tech-writer at Apple, Google, Visa and AltaVista.
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