Michelle Chin shows us how to make a professional portfolio


At the #UserFocus2014 conferenc on October 17th, Michelle Chin made a presentation about building a professional portfolio that all technical communicators should see.

Highlights from this presentation include
• Let it go
• Inventory your work
• Show the process
• Create a project
• Design it well
• Tell a story
• Be unique
• Less is more

Have a portfolio to share? Come to Speed Mentoring and Portfolio Review on October 29th, show us your work, and get feedback from your fellow communicators.

Many thanks to our friends at

Ideas and Notes from STC WDCB Summer Vision Day 2014

Photo of a spot at the beach with a chair, sunglasses, coconut drink with an umbrella

The recording for Summer Vision Day 2014 in in our list of podcasts in the sidebar.

Download the Summer Vision Day 2014 PowerPoint Slides (3.2 Mb .pptx).

During the meeting, we asked members to post ideas and needs for future events. Please use our WDCB website as a forum for sharing ideas.

  • What kinds of events would you like to see in the coming months?
  • What kinds of topics should we cover?
  • For what kinds of speakers should we look?

We asked to hear from you, the membership, and we mean it. What’s on your mind? What do you need?

Please share your thoughts here.

Photos of Content Strategy in a Day with Rahel Bailie 09/17/2011

This workshop, sponsored and subsidized by the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter (WDCB) and DC Web Women, discusses content within the phases of the content lifecycle, and illustrates the interdependencies within the user experience.

The workshop was a huge success.

Photos of the day are available on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150309991531494.343575.86448161493&l=4d6cbe7bda

or on our Flickr stream at https://www.flickr.com/photos/stcwdc/sets/72157627628010989/

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Content Strategy in a Day with Rahel Bailie
Content Strategy in a Day with Rahel Bailie