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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-07

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STC PMC Newsletter July 2011

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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-07

  1. 1. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. About Us Events Membership News & Views July 2011 Whew! Has this summer been hot enough for you? When we're shoveling snow and thinking about how cold it gets in the region, maybe we'll look back fondly on these warm days. No? (Yeah, me neither). Although we usually take a bit of a break from the regular STC routine of monthly meetings during this time of year, we do have a free Summer Potluck social event coming up on August 13 at my house in Chester County. This year we're co-sponsoring the event with the UsabilityNJ chapter and are glad to have some of their members joining us. I encourage you to stop by, grab some protein and beverage, and say 'Hello!' if you're in the neighborhood. We had a great time and turnout last year, so I hope to see many of you again this time. We'll be ramping up for a full, busy STC season again shortly - so stay tuned and please feel free to contact us if you have ideas/suggestions or want to get involved meeting new people or learning new skills. Todd DeLuca President, STC-PMC Join STC
  2. 2. Project Evaluation 101: For Writers and Editors by Edna P. Smith Have you ever started a documentation project and wondered how much editorial or developer/SME support you would need throughout the project lifecycle? Judith A. Tarutz, in her text Technical Editing: The Practical Guide for Editors and Writerspondered this very question. Tarutz devised a system of triage to help writers and editors evaluate their projects and schedule them accordingly. Though she writes this section of her text with the writer- editor relationship in mind, I have included the writer-developer/SME and the editor-developer/SME relationships and added a deadline consideration. This system can allow you, whether you are in the writer or editor role, to set the proper expectations for the editorial and development teams and allow them to fit you into their schedules. To evaluate the project and determine the level of editorial or developer/SME support necessary, there are four questions to consider: 1. How important is the project? 2. How difficult is the project? 3. What is the writer-editor, writer-developer/SME, or editor-developer/SME relationship like? 4. When is the project deadline? Use the following worksheet to rate and evaluate your project August 2011 Summer Social - Potluck (FREE) Co-Sponsored withUsabilityNJ Saturday, August 13 12:30pm - 4:30pm Todd DeLuca's Home Exton, PA Bring a side dish or dessert and join us for a casual cook- out to get to know your STC colleagues and meet members from the UsabilityNJ chapter. We'll supply the protein and beverages. Members of STC and UsabiityNJ, plus non-members and significant others, are encouraged to attend. Register Now! September 2011 Save the Date Chapter Meeting Tuesday, September 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm Giant Community Center Willow Grove, PA Topic TBD
  3. 3. Are You Looking for Work? Check Out These Agencies: CARA, a consulting firm specializing in custom learning and performance, has openings for an Instructional Designer, a Course Developer, or an
  4. 4. eLearning Developer with more than three years of experience. Contact CARA at: CARA Careers CARA Recruiter Artech, a global staffing and IT consulting company has an immediate opening for a U.S. Copy Editor - Proofreading Specialist at a pharmaceutical company. Contact Artech at: Artech Recruiter, Ahamed Ali Or call Mr. Ali at 973.967.3428 Check Out This Job: Associate Editor Outpatient Surgery Magazine is currently seeking an Associate Editor who can transform practical advice into an easy to read format. The Editor will have opportunities to attend industry events. Requirements include several years of reporting experience on a newspaper or magazine, along with a background in reporting and writing for online audiences. If you are interested, send an email with a brief note, resume, and clips (attachments and/or links) to: S. Archibald Or check out the our Careers page for more details and other opportunities. STC-PMC Careers August 2011 Newsletter Publication Schedule The publication day for the newsletter is the last Wednesday of each month with the deadline for content the Wednesday before publication. The next STC-PMC newsletter will be published on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday, August 24, 2011. Submit all content and questions to: Newsletter Editor A CORRECTION For the June 2011 Newsletter The article "Membership Has Its Benefits" was written by Katie Wilson, my apologies for omitting her byline. -Newsletter Editor
  5. 5. View email in browser |Unsubscribe | Update your profile | Forward to a friend Join us on Facebook Copyright (C) 2012 STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. All rights reserved. You are receiving this message because you've previously indicated that you are willing to receive STC- PMC chapter-related information. If this is not the case, please click the Unsubscribe link and you will no longer receive chapter announcements. Please Note: We do not sell, distribute, or share the names or e-mail addresses of any subscribers to STC-PMC publications (including our newsletter and announcements). STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter PO Box 214 Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353 Add us to your address book Sent to << Test Email Address >> — why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter · PO Box 214 · Lionville, Pennsylvania 19353

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