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Annual Review

By Chris Lyons | CEO and Bernard Aschwanden | President 2015–2016 We would like to thank all of the members of the Society for Technical Communication for their support and engagement again in 2015. It was a year with some challenges, but a great deal of progress was made in…

2016 Summit Virtual Track

Can’t make it to Anaheim? You can still participate in the Summit live with the Virtual Track option! The Virtual Track (16 and 17 May) offers a way to attend part of the Summit from the comfort of your own home or office and includes 10 carefully selected sessions from…

Summit 2016 Preconference Offerings

The Summit offers one two-day preconference certification prep course and several half- or full-day preconference workshops to enhance your learning experience at the Summit. These preconference sessions allow you to dive deeper into a subject, work in small groups, and leave with practical, implementable knowledge for your career. See below…

Out and About in San Diego County

By Alice Brzovic | Member Southern Californians measure distance by driving time. If traffic permits, you can drive the 97 miles from Anaheim to San Diego in 90 minutes. What you do once you get here depends entirely on your interests. A good place to begin your San Diego adventure…

Exploring Orange County’s Downtowns

By Michael Opsteegh | Senior Member While you’re attending the Technical Communication Summit in sunny Anaheim, California, you may want to get out from the shadow of the mouse and check out the downtown districts in Anaheim and neighboring cities. These charming boulevards offer local shopping and unique dining opportunities…

Columns

The Key to Adoption

By Ray Gallon | Senior Member Standard Deviation is a column all about standards—a subject that affects most of our lives, but that we seldom think about. As the title implies, I want to keep the conversation lively and engaging. I’m always looking for guest columnists, and we welcome feedback…

The ROI Mindset

By Mark Lewis | Associate Fellow In the content world, metrics can be used to prove a business case, communicate value, or predict costs and savings. This column explores new thoughts and ideas in the area of metrics and ROI. Please send your ideas, comments, and questions to mlewis@ditametrics.com. During…

Departments

Mark Your Calendar

1 1-2 Apr The STC New England Chapter hosts the annual InterChange conference at the UMass Lowell Conference Center in Lowell, MA. For more information, please contact: STC New England interchange@stcnewengland.org www.stcnewengland.org 2 6 Apr The 2016 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Annual Conference will take place at…

That’s No Moon®: Documentation Update

By Geoff Hart | Fellow Internal memo Security clearance: “need to know” We at Imperial Elegance in Electrical/Engineering, Practical Construction Subdivision (PCS), welcome you to The Loop®, our internal newsletter for those who “need to know.” If you don’t need to know and you’ve read this far anyway, please report…