From the Editor
STC Houston Presenters at 50th Annual Conference
by Rebecca Taylor, Product Marketing Analyst, Hewlett-Packard Company
The 50th Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication is coming up fast! This year's event in Dallas promises to be the best conference yet.
Before you arrive at the conference, you can search all of the available sessions on the conference web site at www.stc.org/50thConf/index.asp. However, I have compiled a partial list of STC Houston presenters so that you can look for your peers at the podiums.
I hope to see many of you in Big D! Here are some of the STC Houston presenters and their topics:
Single-Sourcing with Word and Transit
Sylvia Emanuel and Paul Mueller
This demonstration presents a solution to single-sourcing that uses Microsoft Word and HTML Transit for print and HTML deliveries.
Using Automation to Increase Document Accuracy
Gary Cordrey and Wayne Schmadeka
This session explains and demonstrates the adaptation of scripted automation technology to the documentation of technically complex software, thereby
Technical and Professional Communication in China
Melanie G. Flanders, Carol A. Hidinger, Nancy G. House
This progression shares the experiences of 11 technical communicators who visited China in 2002 and met with their Chinese counterparts. This was the first meeting of Westerners with the Society of Chinese Technical Communication.
Demonstrating the Financial Value of Technical Communication
After a brief review of the literature about measuring value, this panel will describe a practical approach for demonstrating financial value and present two case studies of this approach.
Sentence Diagrams: Schematics for Correct Sentences
Learn traditional sentence diagramming in this workshop, and perk up your writing and editing skills.
Return of the Mystery Panel
This demonstration takes a lighthearted look at the sometimes tenuous link between the mystery novel and technical communication.
Professional Development through Technical Communication Programs
This panel discussion focuses on how today's technical communication programs help advance one's career, current knowledge, and skill sets.
Grow Your Practice by Managing Business Relationships
Ryan Bernard, Melanie G. Flanders, Rob Moschak, and Nicole Wycislo
Learn some of the basic issues surrounding business relationships from this experienced panel, including planning (estimating and bidding), formalizing project-based contractual relationships, and exploring more permanent partnership arrangements.
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