Dateline Houston – October 2012 Issue

Here’s the list of stories we talked about this month. See the October 2012 issue of Dateline Houston to access all the posts for this month, or click one of the links below to access a specific post. Our Obsession with Scale Is Failing ... Read More

Our Obsession with Scale Is Failing Us

The Harvard Business Review posted an article yesterday titled Our Obsession with Scale Is Failing Us. The article doesn’t reference technical communication specifically, but when I read the article, the faces of a number of technical writers and ... Read More

September STC-UHD Networking Luncheon

The STC/UHD networking lunch welcomes Stephanie, who will cover how technical communicators can work successfully with recruiters, including: * What a recruiter is looking for when they meet you * Big mistakes tech writers sometimes make when they ... Read More

Stanford University is Offering a Free Science Writing Course (Online)

If you’re interesting in science writing, Stanford University is offering a free online course, which starts on Sept 24, 2012. Go to for a description of the course and to sign up as a participant. ... Read More

We’ve Got It Covered

If you haven’t done so already, please consider: Following our tweets on Twitter: Following our pins on Pinterest: Liking our page on Facebook: ... Read More

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

To stop the proliferation of visually boring information, provided a list of 10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics. ... Read More

Storytelling Without Stories: Writing for Infinite Replayability

“Gamification” is one of the hottest buzzwords in education and training, yet I haven’t seen it mentioned much in techcomm. As I’ve mentioned before, I view technical communication as a form of self-paced learning, so in my mind if something has ... Read More

STC Technical Writing Certification

STC is looking for input from technical writers. Your input will be used in the creation of a new technical writing certification program. To provide your input, you’ll need to take the Survey on Job/Task Analysis. ... Read More

It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over. Is your documentation team ready to answer “Yes” to the following question: “Is there an app for that?” ... Read More

HiMA Is Offering a 10% Discount to Houston Area Technical Communicators

Houston Interactive Marketing Association (HiMA) is offering Houston area technical communicators a 10% discount (use discount code STCHOU10 during registration) toward the 2012 PSYCH! Conference Fees. See to ... Read More