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An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing Webinar with Joe Welinske

24 Sep 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

The STC Washington, DC-Baltimore chapter is pleased to welcome Joe Welinske, WritersUA, as our featured September webinar guest. Joe will be presenting An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing. 

Writing concisely is one of the fundamental skills central to any mobile user assistance. The minimal screen real estate can’t support large amounts of text and graphics without extensive gesturing by the users. Using small font sizes just makes the information unreadable unless the user pinches and stretches the text.

Even outside of the mobile space, your ability to streamline your content improves the likelihood it will be effectively consumed by your target audience.

This webinar offers a number of examples and techniques for reducing the footprint of your prose while maintaining a quality message. The examples used are in the context of mobile UA but can be applied to any technical writing situation.

You Will Learn:

  • How research shows the problems with overly complex text in small-screen and mobile environments.
  • How Simplified Technical English and Plain English can improve your writing.
  • How aggressive redesign of traditional writing styles can significantly reduce word count and improve readability.

 

Joe specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. The best user experience features quality words and images in the user interface. The UX of a robust product is also enhanced through comprehensive user assistance. This includes Help, wizards, FAQs, videos and much more. For over twenty-five years, Joe has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the software industry. Read more about Joe

 Login information for the webinar will be provided after registration. 

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Viqui Dill is the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter's social media manager. Viqui describes herself as "Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader, I'm happiest when folks sing along with me."

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24 Sep 2015
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Viqui Dill is the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter's social media manager. Viqui describes herself as "Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader, I'm happiest when folks sing along with me."

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