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The Multicultural Interpretation of Graph Colors
The Multicultural Interpretation of Graph Colors By Jonah Schwartz, Chapter Member Documentation must be localized for it to be relevant and meaningful for an intended audience, however this is not always possible. Consider highly diverse international and multicultural organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, INTERPOL, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), the International Olympic Committee, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to name just a few. Their style guides rigidly detail format and spelling conventions. Color guidelines, however, are often absent. An audience of international and multicultural readers will receive data collectively, but interpret and act on it through individua
January 04, 2017 18:02 EST
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Not your regular Networking article
By Sree Pattabiraman, Chapter Member How being a part of the Technical Writing community has helped me look at networking differently. Whether you are new or not to your field, you might have come across a lot of articles pointing to the importance of networking and how it can change your career for the better. Even though being a technical writer does not require me to network extensively, I am still a big fan of popping up at as many networking events as my schedule permits me to (Trust me when I say I sometimes challenge my time management skills). Why do I do this and how has this helped me? Or, has it helped me at all? One might ask. Ofcourse, the ultimate purpose which a lot of people, including me, attend networking events
December 27, 2016 10:39 EST
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Stay with us in 2017! Renew your STC and Carolina Chapter membership today.
By Lori Meyer, Membership manager, STC Carolina Chapter ::::This is an exciting time for technical communicators. The greater number and variety of jobs in our profession is encouraging. Our STC chapter continues to provide programs and services to the Triangle techcomm community. STC memberships will be expiring in less than two weeks, and we want you to stay with us and continue to be part of our value-adding, award-winning community! Here are just a few examples of how you can benefit from being a STC Carolina Chapter member: We are continuing our series of programs with excellent speakers and great networking opportunities. Being part of these events enables you to meet new people, build your skills, and keep current with what is happe
December 20, 2016 10:56 EST
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DITA Workshop 2016 Recap
Our scholarship winners share their experiences with the DITA Workshop held October 2016 Recapping the Basic Workshop - Kelly McMillan ::::A career change is a major hurdle - new skills are hard to come by if they don’t translate from your previous field. Which was why, after leaving medicine to pursue writing, I was excited for the opportunity to attend the STC-Carolina Beginner’s DITA Workshop. I had not encountered DITA in my medical career, but it was a skill that I came across during the job search. My knowledge of XML formatting was limited to blogging with CSS, and I wasn’t prepared to spend $1,000+ for a training course that might go over my head. I was happy to find that I had no problem keeping pace with the STC course. L
December 02, 2016 14:38 EST
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