Please hold the date for our Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 22 at the Giant Community Center in Willow Grove, PA. More details will be available soon on our conference page (www.stcpmc.org/conference).
In case you weren’t able to make it to Joe Welinske’s recent “Usability for Print Documentation” webinar, here is a videocast recording along with the presentation slides. The password is “STC”.
WritersUA West – March 3-6, 2014
Whether you are supporting consumer software, enterprise or government systems, or mobile apps, the WritersUA event is a great opportunity to learn and network with your peers.
Four days of educational sessions, authoring tool exhibition, project showcase, networking, socializing and more. Featuring over 30 speakers and 50+ sessions. All the event details are on the conference web site. Registration is open.
Use the discount code “stc” to reduce your price to just $895 US through Jan 31.
Andrea C. Carrero, President at Word Technologies Inc. and Black Ink Marketing, is presenting a pre-conference, half-day workshop in Baltimore in early April entitled “Public Relations Tactics to Promote Your Business or Nonprofit” (see description below).
As for the conference, STC and AIIP (www.aiip.org) have announced a strategic partnership. AIIP is the Association for Independent Information Professionals–primarily small business owners who are information professionals. If you would like more information about the organization and whether it is something you might want to join, reach out to Andrea at andrea @ wordtex.com. For more info on the conference, visit www.aiip.org/discover/conference. Because of the strategic partnership, STC members can attend the AIIP conference at member rates.
Are you a self-employed technical communicator who needs to market his/her business? Or are you an employee looking to add skills to your abilities so you can become more valuable to your employer? Consider learning public relations skills to enhance your business or your expertise!
Every organization can use free publicity. Using professional-level PR tactics as an essential component to a marketing plan can help you to garner the attention of newspapers, the internet and other media sources, all on a shoestring budget.
Workshop attendees will:
• Learn to effectively use a major public relations tool properly.
• Determine what is considered newsworthy in the eyes of a journalist.
• Understand angles and how to use them in PR efforts.
• Use online outlets and traditional methods for PR.
• Tap into search engine marketing methods to optimize your efforts.
• Leave with actionable handouts.
For more information or to register, visit http://wordtex.ticketleap.com/prtactics/
The February’s chapter meeting will be a panel discussion, titled The Challenges Technical Communicators Face.
Panelists Donn DeBoard, Todd DeLuca, and Timothy Esposito will each give a short talk, then open to the group. Karen Flam will moderate.
Details and registration here.
Join us Wednesday, January 29 for a webinar on Usability Testing for Print Documentation. Joe Welinske of WritersUA will demonstrate how to apply usability testing to print formats.
Details are available at the registration page.
This event is live-stream only, so don’t wait to sign up!