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WRITING WORKSHOP: How Web Design Trends Are Changing the Way We Write Content


First Friday Lunch (Fire Works Pizza, Arlington Courthouse Area)


STC WDCB Chapter Admin Council Meeting


Competition Awards Celebration and 60th Anniversary Kickoff


API Documentation Workshop with Sarah Maddox


Jumping into a Leadership-Focused Content Strategy with Four Left Feet – InfoDevDC Meetup

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The Awards Celebration is rescheduled to March 12

Competition Winner badge - 2014 164x208If you missed the Eventbrite message from last night, our Facebook posting, and our tweets on Twitter, we have rescheduled the Awards Celebration and 60th Anniversary Kickoff one week. Thanks to the predicted heavy snow and ice late Wednesday through Thursday evening, March 5, the new date is March 12.

Message sent by Eventbrite to all registered attendees:

A Message from STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter:

As you may be aware, we are expecting yet another major snow event this Wednesday night and Thursday, with Thursday having record low temperatures for the date, making conditions for getting around our area treacherous. See http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/03/03/significant-snow-event-possible-late-wednesday-night-into-thursday/?wpisrc=nl_buzz.

As a result, we are rescheduling our awards celebration for Thursday, March 12, same time, same place.

If you cannot make the new date, please reply to let us know and we will reimburse you.

Thank you for your understanding.


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Hopefully, warmer Spring weather will soon be here.

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Celebrating Our Community; Celebrating YOU

One of the great things about being part of a community is the opportunity to celebrate our successes and honor the best work among us. For our chapter, that opportunity is right around the corner, as we gather on March 5 to honor our Competition winners, recognize members through a new chapter award program, and mark a special milestone — our 60th birthday as an STC chapter.

But perhaps most important, we celebrate YOU — technical communicators whose skills and accomplishments, born of hard work and dedication, have strengthened our profession and made this remarkable community possible. Every one of you is a guest of honor at this party — and the more of you with us on March 5, the better!

This year’s celebration is special to me, because I will be flying across the country to attend for the first time since having joined the chapter. As a remote volunteer, I rejoice at the opportunity to meet the incredible leadership team I have worked with for more than a year. And I’m thrilled to be able to see the recipients of our new chapter awards program be honored.

March 5 promises to be a wonderful evening of fun, great food, the joy of honoring our best work, and celebrating our strengths as a community and the contributions that YOU make to our profession. Be with us! Register today!

I look forward to meeting you there!

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First Friday Lunch (Fire Works Pizza, Arlington Courthouse Area)

Something for everyone? That’s what you’ll find at Fireworks Pizza. It’s more than just pizza. There are plenty of dishes to choose from including vegetarian and seafood options. Check out the menu! Plus, Fireworks Pizza is in a very convenient location – within two blocks of the Courthouse Metro!

Your host and our chapter’s new first vice president, Liz Herman, is looking forward to talking with like-minded individuals about tech comm, UX, content management, and upcoming events for the STC chaper. She will also kindly remind you to spring forward later that weekend and will be happy to tell you stories about her dachshund Mousse. He loves pizza!

Liz is looking forward to seeing you at Noon on March 6th at Fireworks Pizza. She’ll be wearing a red sweater (she hopes she will remember to do this) and the host will also know to be expecting the group – reserved under STC.

As usual, a ticket here on EventBrite is free but lunch isn’t. The restaurant has agreed to provide separate checks for each of us.



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Jumping into a Leadership-Focused Content Strategy with Four Left Feet – InfoDevDC Meetup

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Jumping into a Leadership-Focused Content Strategy with Four Left Feet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:30 PM


1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA

Join us at 6:30 for networking and a presentation at 7:00. Our speaker this month is Liz Herman.

Jumping into a Leadership-Focused Content Strategy with Four Left Feet

Hear it from the horse’s mouth: how one woman moved halfway across the country to take a new leadership position and quickly found herself receiving assignments instead of giving them.

Learn how Liz Herman had to adjust her sugar-cubes-and-carrots leadership style to reinforce her management position. Canter along with her as she talks about the ups and downs of maneuvering office politics and how implementation and execution of a leadership-focused content strategy led her to success…. Or did it?

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.

About the speaker

Liz Herman, PhD, PMP, CPTC, is a long-time technical communicator who applies the disciplines of technical writing, teaching and training, and knowledge management to her work. She is a Senior Member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), is currently serving as the First Vice President for STC’s Washington DC Baltimore Chapter, and is Chair of STC’s Intercom Editorial Advisory Board. Liz works for Battelle in its Health and Analytics business unit.

Special thanks to Opower for sponsoring this month’s event!

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