First Friday Lunch (Eggspectation, Chantilly, VA)

We had such a terrific turnout in May that we’re headed back to Eggspectations in Chantilly, VA for our December First Friday Lunch. Please join Liz Herman, STCWDCB member and STC Director at Large at Eggspectation on December 2nd. This fun, informal networking event starts at 11:45 and ends at 1:00 pm. There is no cost to register, but you do buy your own lunch.


http://eggspectation.com/


5009 Westone Plaza
Chantilly, VA 20151


Did you know that as a member of our STC chapter that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a location near you, please contact Greta Boller (GretaBoller@gmail.com). Greta serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!

Welcoming Jenny Staley, Membership Manager

In our last email, we put out a call for an interim Membership Manager. We were incredibly fortunate that Jenny Staley answered our call. She is currently serving in this role and will be on our ballot for Second Vice President in early April. You can find out more about Jenny at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennystaley

Technical Communication Cheat Sheet Webinar with STC President Bernard Aschwanden

Let’s get one more event in before the new year! Join the Washington, DC Baltimore Chapter of STC for a webinar given by STC President Bernard Aschwanden. Bernard will be providing us with helpful technical communication tips related to Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Framemaker. We can use these tips as a cheat sheet when using these tools for our technical communication needs. 


Space is limited so please register early. The URL for the webinar will be provided within 24 hours of the event.






Bernard Aschwanden is a recognized publishing technologies expert. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on xml-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder and President of Publishing Smarter.


In addition to his publishing background and speaking tours, Bernard teaches a variety of courses. These include XML, DITA, CMS tools and related technologies, best practices for structured authoring, content management, and tools such as FrameMaker and XMetaL. He also works with clients to convert legacy content, analyze documentation, review workflows, and identify best practices in technical communications.


Bernard is President of the Society for Technical Communication and a past President of the Toronto STC. He is a professor in the continuing education Technical Communications program with Seneca@York, on the advisory board for the Humber College Technical Communications program, and remains active in the STC delivering in-person seminars and online webinars to members around the world. He has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions. http://www.publishingsmarter.com/

First Friday Lunch (STC Executive Office)


Join us in October for Pizza, Soda, and Cookies at the STC executive office in Fairfax, VA! Liz Pohland, STC Director of Communications and Intercom Editor, will provide an update on STC’s certification program. Meet other STC executive staff while you are enjoying a complimentary lunch provided by the organization. Parking is available at the location.


Did you know as a member of STC that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a lunch location near you, please let Liz Herman (liz@lizherman.com) know. Liz serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!