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Infographics in Technical Communication
Meeting Recap What: Infographics in Technical Communication When: January 19, 2017 :::: By Steve Corey, Chapter Member We’ve all experienced this before, reading a dense paragraph of complex information where you have to go back and re-read it just to try to make sense of it. If there had only been a picture or graphic to explain it, it could have made it clearer and easier to understand the first time through. Infographics in Technical Communication, a combination of information and visual graphics, was presented by Sree Pattabiraman, a member of the STC Carolina chapter and resident expert on the topic, in a very vibrant, enlightening and interactive presentation. Sree described infographics as a way to not just show data visually but u
February 08, 2017 16:35 EST
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What's Happening at STC Carolina
What’s Happening at STC Carolina? By Martin Wall, STC Carolina Member:::: It’s been exciting year so far at STC Carolina. We’ve had a variety of programs, socials, and workshops. This summer, the new Administrative Council planned several engaging programs for 2016 and 2017, including presentations on Section 508, user experience, creative networking, and video production. October saw the third annual DITA workshop and the start of our long-running annual competitions. About this time last year, we held a highly successful resume clinic, which combined technical writing (analyzing and writing geared towards appealing to hiring managers) with current resume writing practices. The clinic also incorporated resume critiques and mock interview
February 01, 2017 20:11 EST
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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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