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Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC).

Technical Writers and Communicators can find resources, solutions, jobs, professional connections, and friendship with the East Bay Chapter. Devoted to professional Technical Writers and Communicators, STC is a non-profit international organization.

STC members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists in all areas of technology. more>>

Touchstone Competition
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Technical Publications Competition for Northern California

Touchstone, the Northern California technical communication competition, has issued a call for entries for the 2014-15 competition.

Entries are due by Saturday, Oct. 4

Judges are also needed. For details and entry form, go to

http://www.stc-touchstone.org


Field Trip to Livermore Labs
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


T. R. Girill is hosting a visit to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to hear a talk and visit the Discovery Center for a docent tour.

When: Sat., Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: LLNL in Livermore

Who Are Invited : All STC members, their spouses and adult children

Cost: FREE

See details and a map.

Space is limited, so kindly
R.S.V.P Joe Humbert (JoeHumbertSTC@aol.com)


Mark Your Calendars
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Note these
upcoming events

  • Oct 2 - East Bay STC Meeting - Nicki Davis - When School

  • Oct 4 - Touchstone Competition Entries Deadline

  • Oct 18 (Sat.) - Field Trip to the Discovery Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Nov 6 - East Bay STC Meeting - T.R. Girill - When School Standards Meet Literacy Outreach

  • Dec 4 - Holiday Party

  • Jan 8 - East Bay STC Meeting - Topic and Speaker to be announced

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Beef up your resume and come join an energetic team to continue our award-winning newsletter. Contact Jane Olivera.

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Upcoming Meeting


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Surviving the Transition to DITA: Trusted Partners Can Ease the Pain

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Nicki Davis

The transition from unstructured content to structured, "intelligent" content can be daunting. Nicki Davis will speak about her experiences on a writing team that converted 10,000 pages of legacy content to DITA. more>>

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The Meeting in November


November 6

T.R. Girill

When School Standards Meet Literacy Outreach




STC Live Web Seminars


Check out upcoming live Web seminars.

Members $59
Not Yet Members $149
Students $29

For content details, times, and to register, visit:

http://www.stc.org/education/online-education/live-seminars



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Become a dues-paying member of STC and take advantage of all the "Members Only" resources including:

  • Intercom, STC's magazine
  • Technical Communication, STC's quarterly journal
  • Networking opportunities;
    educational opportunities designed to expand your skills
  • STC's online database of job openings in technical communication
  • Local chapter activities
  • Annual Salary Survey

Joining online is fast and easy--just go to JoinSTC.



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