Tuesday, May 10th from 11:00 am – 12:20 pm | Location: Drexel Bookstore
This session discusses some diverse industries where you can pursue a technical communications career. We will discuss how clear concise writing adds value in the environmental and the e-learning industries. We will also discuss how clear concise writing enhances technical content targeted for a global audience.
Nad Rosenberg is president and founder (in 1985) of TechWRITE, Inc., a communications consulting company offering services that make complicated information easy to understand. TechWRITE specializes in technical writing, editing, e-learning development, web content development, and plain language consulting.
Myrian Siftar is the president of MTM LinguaSoft, a professional language services partner, which she founded in 2003 after a successful career as an information technology consultant. By enabling accurate and compelling global communication, MTM LinguaSoft’s clients receive the benefits of translated and localized website content, multilingual technical and marketing content in addition to foreign-language voice-overs for audio and video productions. After completing the equivalent of an M.S. in Computer Science at a leading French engineering school, Myriam went on to receive a Masters from the European School of Management in Paris (formerly, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris) and an M.B.A. from Drexel University. Follow on LinkedIn or Twitter @mtmlinguasoft
Gary Sternberg is currently the Publications Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General. Gary has worked for the EPA OIG for 16 years and has been a writer-editor in the federal government for a total of 31 years. A graduate of Temple University, Gary started his career as a newspaper reporter and editor. As the EPA OIG Publications Coordinator, Gary is responsible for the editing and publication of EPA OIG reports. Gary has been a member of the Society for Technical Communications for 25 years, and has spoken at numerous STC events.
Lawrence Souder earned his PhD in the rhetoric of science from Temple University after working for a number of years as a technical writer and editor for IBM and ADP. His research is focused on the ethics of communications among scientists and between scientists and the public. He is also the founding director of Drexel Edits, a center that offers pro-bono editing services to nonprofit organizations in the neighborhoods bordering Drexel University. He teaches graduate courses in communication ethics, technical and science writing and editing, and nonprofit communication for the master’s and undergraduate programs in the department.