Congratulations to New Associate Fellow, David Dayton

David Dayton, PhD
David Dayton, PhD

Washington, DC Chapter member David Dayton, PhD was honored by STC with the rank of Associate Fellow. David received his plaque at the Honors Reception and Banquet at Tech Summit 2009 in Atlanta, GA.

His citation reads:

For outstanding contributions to STC in conducting practical research focused on practitioners; in teaching and mentoring students and developing curricula; and in playing a key role in the groundwork for creating the technical communication knowledge portal.

David’s information is included in the chapter’s list of STC Exemplars, Fellows and Associate Fellows at Congratulations David!

David is also a member of the Metro Baltimore Chapter, Academic SIG, Information and Design Architecture SIG, Single Sourcing SIG, and the Usability and User Experience SIG.

Photos from 2009 STC Tech Comm Summit, Atlanta, GA

Photos taken by Rachel Houghton, Carolyn Kelley Klinger, and Cynthia A. Lockley are up. So far there are 40 photos available. If anyone else has photos to add to the Washington, DC Chapter’s conference collection, please use the Contact Us form to let us know.

WDC Chapter Representatives Accept Chapter of Distinction Award.
WDC Chapter Representatives Accept Chapter of Distinction Award.
Photo Credit: Rachel Houghton.

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Ginny Redish – Letting Go of the Words (Podcast Interview at STC Summit)

Tom Johnson of the STC Intermountain Chapter interviewed Ginny Redish at Tech Summit 09 about her award winning book, Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works. A podcast of the interview lettinggoofthewordsis posted on his blog at Tom writes about the latest trends in technical communication in his blog, "I’d Rather Be Writing"

Tom also runs the Writer River: Tech Comm Social News site. Writer River is a collaborative site where technical communicators can both read and post links to interesting online content.