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Mark Your Calendar

Organization Events Across the Globe F.Y.I. lists information about nonprofit ventures only. Please send information to 1 28–30 April The American Society for Indexing (ASI) will be holding its annual conference, with a theme of Providential Transformation, at the Hilton Providence Hotel in Providence, RI. For more information, contact: ASI 2 29 April–3 May The Council of Science Editors (CSE) will hold its annual meeting, “Making Science Matter,” at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. For more information, contact: CSE +1 (703) 437-4377 CSE@CouncilScience www.councilscience 3 15–18 May 2011 The Society for Technical Communication (STC)… Read the rest

An “Accidental” Career

By Meryl Natchez | Senior Member Like many of my colleagues, I am a former English major who came to technical writing by accident. I spent a few years as a corporate employee before striking out on my own as a contractor in 1980. By 1982, I had more work than I could do myself. Because I was anxious about having enough work, and I never wanted to turn work down, I started engaging talented consultants to help me. Soon, with no business background, I had a business. TechProse grew by a series of lucky accidents. In the 1980s, the… Read the rest