In this podcast, we interview Alyssa Fox about aligning content strategy across marketing and technical communication and discuss her leadership role in the Society for Technical Communication.
Today is the last day for our STC Summit virtual booth. You can win a copy of The DITA Style Guide by entering the final drawing:
Alan Houser and Vici Koster-Lenhardt are running for the office of Vice President of the Society for Technical Communication.
There’s been a ton of discussion about the various organizations, especially STC, recently. With established associations, it can be difficult to take a completely fresh look because of the constraints of structure, organization, and tradition. So, I thought I’d ask this question: What does your … Read More
My presentation for the STC Summit in Dallas is finally done. The session, “Managing in an XML environment,” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, at 4 p.m. Central time. I hope to see you in Dallas, but if you can’t make the conference in person, … Read More
Happy news in my email this afternoon: The STC Carolina chapter has completed judging of the 2009-2010 Technical Publications Competition. For your Technical Writing 101: A Real World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Content (third edition) entry, you have received an Award of Excellence. … Read More
STC has announced their new dues structure. To summarize: Dues are going up. Printed publications are no longer included in basic dues. No chapter or SIG membership are included in the basic dues. There are still tiered dues for “persons located in low and lower … Read More
I read Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done several years ago, and much of this post is based on the information in that book. Because of a Series of Troublesome Committees, I find myself thinking about three big-picture concepts: strategy, tactics, and execution: Strategy is the … Read More
After my summer of complaints and criticism of STC and its various issues, I was more than a little surprised to be asked to manage the Design, Architecture, and Publishing track for next year’s STC Summit. Hoist on my own petard (my obsession with Wordnik continues)…what could I do … Read More
Tom Johnson issues a polite manifesto about moving STC’s publications online. (I am distracted by the use of the word manifesto and more so by its Wordnik page. I’d like to blame this problem on the Internet, but I’m pretty sure that the Internet just … Read More
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