Chapter Member’s 2012 Publication

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Janice (Ginny) Redish, renowned usability and documentation expert, published the second edition of her award-winning book Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works. The new edition’s publish date is August, 28, 2012. It is available in Kindle Edition and paperback from

The second edition provides

New information on content strategy for web sites, search engine optimization (SEO), and social media make this once again the only book you need to own to optimize your writing for the web.

  • New material on content strategy, search engine optimization, and social media
  • Lots of new and updated examples
  • More emphasis on new hardware like tablets, iPads, and iPhones

Chapter Members’ Recent Publications

Chapter Members’ publications in 2008:

Author Publication
Renee Barnow Action Based Communication: Changing Experience through Language
AuthorHouse, Inc. (December 2007).
Steven C. Oppenheimer "Patent Careers for Technical Writers, Engineers, Scientists, and Medical Professionals"
Oppenheimer Communications (January 2008). [Republished with permission on this website.]
Steven C. Oppenheimer Spying On The College Of Your Choice is a guide book for high school students and their parents who are exploring colleges and making campus visits Publishing (June 30, 2004).
Janice (Ginny) Redish Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works
Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (June 11, 2007).

How Copyright Affects What You Post on a Web Site

Tips on Getting Permission to Publish Material on the Web has a good article about how copyright applies to what you put on the Internet or an intranet. For 10 tips about how to get permission to post copyrighted material, see Getting Permission to Publish: Ten Tips for Website Managers. The first tip is to assume anything you want to post is copyrighted and you can’t post it without the owner’s permission.

The last page of the article provides some links to collectives and clearinghouses that organize and license works for their members. For example, if you want to reprint a New Yorker cartoon, go to