Feb 072017
This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series 2016-17 Program Chronicles
Icon of remote worker visible on display screenTelecommute by MRFA from the Noun Project

STC New England’s first program of 2017 features our own Ed Marshall presenting his ideas on how to better work remotely with teammates.

In this presentation, Ed will discuss his experiences working as the sole US-based writer on a team, where the rest of the team was based in Belgium, along with the experiences of another writer, who had a very different experience.

Ed will present best practices for working with remote project teams, mined from interviewing several managers and writers. He will identify the necessary changes in work styles and habits that aid in putting these best practices into action, as well as the most suitable work environment for the changes.

Other covered topics include:

  • Current tools and technologies that make telecommuting viable, such as VPNs, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, and Dropbox
  • The need to be more organized and concise communicating with your teammates, and the need to be open to different workstyles and approaches

Program Details

The program is Wednesday, February 22, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm, in the Flint Room, Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA.

Registration Details

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

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

Register on Eventbrite for the program.

About the Presenter

Headshot of Ed Marshall

Ed Marshall

Ed Marshall is an independent consultant technical writer and the sole proprietor of Marshall Documentation Consulting, with over 28 years of experience. He specializes in technical documentation for developers, including APIs (application programming interfaces), SDKs (software developer’s kits), and Web Services products. Over his career, he has developed expertise in using tools to “let the computer do the work,” such as advanced tools for editing files, comparing files, and searching and replacing text. He has given many presentations at local STC chapters and Summits, the WritersUA conferences, Information Development World, the TEKOM trade show in Germany (October 2012) at the organization’s invitation, and many other events.

He is a Certified MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) for MadCap Flare. When he is not immersed in technical writing, he is an active freelance professional bassist performing classical and jazz in the Boston, MA area.

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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