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Meeting Recap: Chapter Social and DITA Discussion
By Ben Davidson, Carolina Chapter Member Meeting Recap What: Chapter Social When: November 7, 2013 On behalf of the STC Carolina Chatper, I’d like to thank everyone who attended our second STC Carolina Chapter Social on November 7th at the Twisted Fork Grill and Bakery. We had a good turnout, with great conversation and delicious food. Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) was the main topic of discussion. STC Carolina will of... Read More
From the Editor's Desk: Change is Here to Stay
By Christina Eftekhar, Carolina Communiqué Managing Editor :::: Change is constant, especially in our industry. We as professional communicators are continually working to keep up with rapidly advancing technologies, shifting user needs, and a quickly expanding social network that's threatening to dominate every aspect of our lives. It can be hard to keep up with change on your own, which is why I'm glad I have a group of writers that I can rely on, learn from, and socialize ... Read More
Meeting Recap: Developing Documentation for Global Users
by Ralph Besser, Carolina Chapter Volunteer Meeting Recap What: Documentation for Global Users When: September 19, 2013Tom Knupp, manager of CIM Information and Engineering and Globalization at Teradata, spoke about developing documentation for global users at the September chapter meeting. He stressed the collaborative nature of developing software for non-English speaking users. He began by defining some terms. “Internationalizatio... Read More
Ten Things You Didn't Know About Writing Numbers
By Emily Cox, Feature Writer :::: Writing with numbers and figures is an overlooked skill despite the fact that we often include them in our communications. Below are ten tips to remember when writing with numbers; some might surprise you! Occasionally, different formats and styles of writing will suggest different rules, so, as always, it’s best to double-check your style guide first. Happy writing! Single-digit numbers are usually spelled out. When referring to a number of 10 or gre... Read More
A Constantly Changing World
By Laura Dragonette, Carolina Communications Manager Like most freshly minted college graduates, I was apprehensive - but overwhelmingly excited - to break into the real world. The career possibilities seemed as sunny and limitless as the bright May afternoon skies the day I turned my tassel. I officially held a degree in Professional Writing. I could apply these skills to a plethora of different careers. I would never call myself a political person — I was aware that the economy and t... Read More
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