RTFM!

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Nov 282016
 
This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series 2016-17 Program Chronicles
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For the past 20 years, our field was in a transition from traditional technical manuals to various types of content deployed to the Web. Now that we find ourselves in a new environment, how can we manage digital content as effectively as possible?

Come to the November program of STC New England for a discussion of what our field has been through and share your thoughts about where we’re headed.

Every tech pubs shop is different, and every project is different. In the digital publication model, we can still identify elements or practices common to all projects, and to all successful shops. Steven Greffenius will share war stories on the successes and pitfalls of the transition from the traditional technical publication model to digital publication for the Web. He will draw lessons from those on how to move forward.

Program Details

The program is Wednesday, November 30, 2016, starting at 6:00 pm, at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton, MA.

Registration Information

This program will not be offered as a webinar. We look forward to seeing you in person. The following ticket prices (USD) include food and the presentation:

  • STC member: $15
  • STC student member (full-time students in a degree program): $10
  • Non-member: $20

Register here for the program.

About the Presenter

Steven Greffenius

For nearly twenty years, Steven Greffenius has worked with customers, software developers, engineers, scientists and system administrators in the Greater Boston area to help communicate complex information about their products and services.

Steven runs Puzzle Mountain Digital, a consulting firm that works with clients to provide solutions for technical communication projects and needs. He has also written numerous articles on technical communication, and elements of technical documentation. His latest book, published this year, is RTFM: Practical Advice for Smart Writers.

Steven received his bachelor’s degree in history from Reed College, and a Ph.D in political science from the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Navy, in the Western Pacific.

About the New England Chapter of STC

The New England Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The New England Chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapter sponsors monthly programs, informal social events, and InterChange, an annual regional professional conference.

STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

For more information, visit stcnewengland.org.

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