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

Fall For The Book with GMU STC

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What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Read about the event and see the complete schedule on the Fall For The Book website.


GMU STC is the newest chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators. As a student organization, GMU STC is dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, designers, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals. Visit GMU STC on Facebook to learn more.

Content Strategy to the Rescue! – InfoDevDC Meetup

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.

Content Strategy to the Rescue!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM


1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA

6:00 Networking
6:30 Presentation
7:30 Post-meetup social time

To be successful, content creation must be part of a larger business solution that is relevant to an audience. But how do we go about identifying that solution to begin with? How can we rally support to our cause and build out a solution that will attract, engage, and convert traditionally isolated users to large-scale, sustainable, knowledge-sharing practices?

Come hear about how Opower’s Knowledge Management team is using their content strategy powers to tackle their biggest content strategy project to date: breaking down operational knowledge silos to enable consistent knowledge sharing at scale.

You will learn:
• Useful techniques for breaking even the largest and most villainous content problems down into manageable chunks.
• Guidelines for sustainable content creation and collaboration.
• Guidelines for policies that your team can use when creating reusable content for large groups such as templates, workflows, hierarchies, and other resources.

About the Speaker

Theresa Rogers is a technical writer on Opower’s Knowledge Management team, where she creates technical documentation and knowledge management solutions supporting Opower’s and internal operations. Theresa has more than 12 years of experience writing software documentation and designing knowledge management solutions. Her diverse experience prior to Opower includes teaching English at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand, as well as numerous writing projects around the D.C. Metro region. She loves content reuse, fiery grammar debates, and creating beautiful and logical user experiences infused with whimsy.