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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-09

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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-09

  1. 1. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. About Us Events Membership News & Views September 2011 It's been a busy start to the 2011-12 STC-PMC Season. We had a nice turnout for our September meeting in Willow Grove and are actively recruiting submissions and volunteers for this year'sChapter Competition. Both are highlighted in this month's newsletter. We're also looking forward to next month's meeting by Joe Welinske from WritersUA with a member's choice topic (most popular topic will be presented) and member Theo Landren from A2Z Global will be discussing localizing content and answering member-submitted questions in November. I look forward to seeing many of you at one of our upcoming events and encourage you to submit an entry for our Competition while we're offering substanital discounts for another week (until October 1). We're also looking for volunteers to help organize and coordinate our Annual STC Mid-Atlantic Conference, which will be on Friday, March 9, 2012. If you're interested in helping organize this popular regional event, or have any questions, please send me a note. Todd DeLuca President, STC-PMC Join STC
  2. 2. 2011 STC-PMC Technical Communication Competition SUBMITTING ENTRIES The STC competition program encourages and recognizes excellence in our industry. Competitions are open to everyone. English-language entries from all geographies are accepted and welcome. STC membership is not a requirement to enter. Chapter competitions are the first step to earning international recognition. Entries that earn an award of Distinguished or Excellence are eligible to be submitted to the 2012 STC International Summit Awards. Call for entries opens on September 1, 2011 and closes October 15. Industry recognition is one of the benefits of entering STC competitions. You’ve got to be in it to win it! For details on the Competition, visit: Call For Entries JUDGING THE COMPETITION Call for Judges opens September 1, 2011 and closes October 10. Judging lets you join other technical communication professionals to compare notes on what works and what doesn’t work in technical communication. Serving as a volunteer judge can be a rewarding personal and professional experience. For details on Judging, visit: Call For Judges If you are interested in submitting entries, or in judging, or have questions, contact: Competitions Manager September Meeting Notes By Jackie Caddle This September has been a month of learning for STC members. The September STC-PMC Chapter meeting consisted of a demonstration of the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Captivate, presenting valuable shortcuts and tips, and also a general overview of how the programs can be used in making video presentations. For those who missed the demonstration or would like to learn how to use these or other Adobe products, Brookwood is one of the premier local resources for onsite and online training. Chapter Meetings October 18 Member's Choice Topic - Joe Welinske (WritersUA) Tuesday, October 18 6:30pm - 8:30pm Joe Welinske, President ofWriters UA, will present a member's choice topic. Visit this survey page to vote for your top choices - the most popular topic will be selected and announced a couple of weeks ahead of the meeting. La Salle Montgomery County, Metroplex, Plymouth Meeting, PA Click to Register November 15 Localizing Your Content - Theo Landgren (A2Z Global) Tuesday, November 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm Globalization and localization industry expert, Theodora Landgren from A2Z Global, will introduce you to the basics of localizing your company’s products for international markets. Bring along your translation questions for answers from a person with 30 years experience. Tredyffrin Public Library Wayne, PA Click to Register
  3. 3. To see the current schedule of classes, visit: Brookwood The presentation coincided nicely with Jean-luc Doumont’s lecture at Princeton University on September 19 th . Many people would rather face death than speak in front of an audience, but Doumont (with his lively Belgian accent) gave eye-opening insights, ideas, and methods on planning, designing, creating slides, practicing delivery, and answering questions. He also addressed facial and body expressions, vocal modulation, and stress management techniques. His ultimate tip: "Look where you want to go – think of success, not failure." Visit Jean-luc Doumont's site at: Principiae October 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, October 26, 2011. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Submit all content and questions to: Newsletter Editor JOB HIGHLIGHT Editorial Director The Editorial Director is responsible for managing the day- to-day development of promotional materials for our clients, including leadership of a team medical writers and editors. Additionally, as a client-focused member of the team, the Editorial Director represents the content team in the medical/legal/regulatory review process. This position has primary responsibility for the entire content development process, not simply copy editing. For more details on the position, visit, STC-PMC Careers Page For information, contact; Jeff Persinger 215-862-4902
  4. 4. 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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