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Thanks and reflections: behind the scenes of our 2013 regional tech comm competition

Hurricane Sandy,  the presidential election, the economy, and everything else competed with our competition but thankfully we were blessed with a feisty alliance between New York Metro and Philadelphia chapters. Our competition gained momentum when we included volunteer judges and received entries from STC New England and STC Houston Chapters. Halleluiah! My chronological recollection of … Continue reading

TechWhirl: an awesome online resource for technical communicators

TechWhirl​ is an online magazine and discussions for today’s technical writer. TechWhirl is an awesome and active resource that covers Technical Writing and Technical Communications in ways that are relevant to all of us. Started in 1993, TechWhirl​ Network operates three websites for technical writers and technical communicators around the world. We can follow blog … Continue reading

Do you know the Career Sherpa?

I am proud to know and support the Career Sherpa. I first met Hannah Morgan when I attended her “Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career” presentation at the 2011 Spectrum conference in Rochester, NY. The annual Spectrum conference is sponsored by the outstanding Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). My online … Continue reading

Successful outreach program: it took a village

Our second annual PCC Employment Outreach Event on January 19, 2013 was a success! We helped more than 100 people. We used EventBrite to manage the required registrations for this free event. 91 registered before event 14 registered attendees did not show 18 walk-in attendees (some attendees heard about us on the radio!) Grand total of … Continue reading

2nd annual PCC Employment Outreach Event

I am pleased to launch my “pay it forward” action plan for 2013 with the second annual Princeton Community Church (PCC) Employment Outreach Event. In 2011, I was in between jobs and attended the PCC employment support group. I learned of a planned conference and jumped in to help plan our inaugural event in January … Continue reading