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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-10


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STC PMC Newsletter October 2011

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STC PMC Newsletter 2011-10

  1. 1. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. About Us Events Membership News & Views October 2011 We've had a great start to our Fall Season with a presentation last month by Brookwood. We're also quite pleased with the turnout last week to Joe Welinske's presentation (thanks to everyone who attended). For those interested in the field of Localization, we're pleased to have Theo Landgren from AtoZ Global speak with us on November 15th in Wayne, Pa and answer your translation questions. It's a great opportunity to interact with and learn from a well-known and well-respected expert in the industry. I encourage you to register today and save your place. I would also like to take a moment to thank our Newsletter Editor, Edna Smith. Her dedication and efforts have helped us renew the Chapter's monthly newsletter and continue bringing you the latest news and information about what's going on with the STC and our local Chapter. Please help her to keep us informed by sending any local news stories or articles toNewsletter so we can promote the activities and accomplishments of our members. Todd DeLuca President, STC, Philadelphia Metro Chapter Join STC
  2. 2. 2011 Competitions Update By Katie Wilson The 2011 Competitions are off to a strong start with 19 volunteer judges and 13 entries from various companies and individuals. The Competitions Team (judges and leadership) have an event planned on Thursday, October 27th at 6pm at Bahama Breeze (320 Goddard Blvd, King of Prussia, Pa 19406). Judges who can attend should send an e-mail to Tony DeRose. You'll have time to network and meet fellow STC colleagues before you receive your entries. Those who cannot attend will receive their entries by Tuesday, November 1st. Although no more judges can be accepted, you still have time to submit an entry. Submit an Entry Contact Tony DeRose October Meeting Notes By Todd DeLuca The Chapter was honored to host Joe Welinske, President of WritersUA for an informative and eye-opening presentation on October 18th in Plymouth Meeting. In his talk, 'Write More, Write Less - Embracing the Value of Crafted Words and Images,' Joe raised a number of ideas and suggestions for having a greater impact on the job. This included becoming involved in the design process (i.e., writing help topics, etc.) and offering more value to an employer by writing different content (such as contributing an article for a newsletter or a company column or blog). One of the points I most identified with was that not all topics are created equally. Sometimes there's more value in spending extra time on a few important or 'high impact' topics rather than spreading your time evenly amongst a complete set of topics that may not answer or meet the needs of the intended audience. I know from my own experience that customers are more appreciative of common FAQ or troubleshooting topics that solve problems than with a complete reference guide that includes topics on features or functionality that is self-explanatory or rarely used. It's these types of choices that can improve satisfaction or make the difference between a 'thank you' or a 'that's good to know, but...' Visit WritersUA Get Joe Welinske's Presentation (Code: 4523) November 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, November 30, 2011. Chapter Meetings 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. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Submit all content and questions to: Newsletter Editor - Edna P. Smith JOB HIGHLIGHT Contract Technical Writer DatamanUSA is seeking a Contract Technical Writer to develop user and technical documentation and project process documentation for application teams and end users. They need a writer who understands user views of applications and technology and who puts procedures in logical sequence for a diverse audience. For qualifications and more details on the position, visit, STC-PMC Careers Page For information, contact; Ashok Kumar 720.808.9016 View email in browser |Unsubscribe | Update your profile | Forward to a friend 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 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