Neil’s event was marred somewhat by some acoustical issues arising from a windstorm in Massachusetts (the session was a webinar). However, attendees managed to enjoy themselves anyhow as the article below tells us:
The final program meeting of the 2011/2012 season was presented by Hazel MacClement.
While not everyone has a knack for telling a good story, Hazel shares her 12-storytelling tips that any writer can use.
Anthony Michael, an experienced translator who is fluent in several languages, provided an overview of translators’ skills and challenges. Translators work with many document types and Anthony provided many examples of the translator’s value to document preparation.
When your work focuses on communicating in straightforward ways, after a while it spills over into the rest of your life. So when three veterans of technical communication came to talk to the STC Canada West Coast Chapter about self employment and working (or not!) with recruiters, no one was surprised by the frank talk.
Technical writing students can be expected to regard informational interviews as an important step in beginning their careers. Karen Rempel relates her recent experience with a student who demonstrated a startling lack of awareness at his interview.
Kevin Cuddihy, assistant editor of STC publications, and the STC notebook blogger, asked me to share a few thoughts at the end of the summit. He offered me 30 seconds, and I gave him 2 minutes. Summit. Was. That. Good.
When I renewed my STC membership late last year, I contemplated purchasing an early bird Summit ticket because it was reasonably priced. As the conference committee released preliminary details of the conference topics, I knew this was my year to go. I had never been before, but I was won over by the topic list, and especially the keynote speaker.