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October 17: Building a Mobile Documentation App

with Neil Perlin

At this one-day workshop, you will create a working mobile documentation app for smartphones and other mobile devices. The documentation future is mobile -- be the first in your company to know how to produce mobile user information products!

Register here.

October 21: Getting Buy-In for TechComm Initiatives

with Greg Bartlett

You have great ideas to improve technical communications for your product or service, but you need resources and management buy-in to move forward.

Getting management buy-inWhat does management need to know to make a decision? What approach should you take? What pitfalls must you avoid? How can you get management to say yes?

Join us as Greg Bartlett shares his first-hand experiences getting management and other stakeholders to support TechComm initiatives. He will describe some general themes and walk through a few case studies. You will be invited to brainstorm as part of one of the case studies and to share lessons you have learned from initiating change. 

Register for the dinner/program or the webinar.

November 18: Videos as Learning Content - How to Get Started

with Lisa McCarty and Jeff Hanson of Autodesk, Inc.

When providing learning support for complex software products, many times a text procedure with images just isn’t effective. Sometimes it is easiest to learn a task or procedure by having someone walk you through it. 

Videos as learning contentAt Autodesk, we develop brief, targeted video tutorials to supplement our online help content. We have developed a streamlined approach to designing, developing, and delivering these videos to provide the best learning experience we can in a 2-minute window. 

How do you decide when a video would be helpful? How much information should be included? How do you ensure accuracy and relevancy as the software product continues to evolve? How do you accommodate localization? 

Join Jeff Hanson and Lisa McCarty as they address these issues and share their process and best practices for creating video tutorials. Once you have a process and at least a short-term strategy, it’s easier to get started developing videos, and you may find that they are pretty fun to create.

Register for the dinner/program or the webinar.

STC New England is awarded Community of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communication for 2nd year in a row!

Job Bank Updates

There are jobs awaiting applicants in the Jobs Bank in the Members' Area. Is one of them your Dream Job?

  • Technical Content Developer, Waltham, MA
  • Senior Medical Writer, Cambridge, MA
  • Mid-level Technical Writer, Contract to Hire, Brighton, MA
  • Technical Writer 2, Hanscom AFB, MA
  • Technical Writer - DITA, Burlington, MA
  • Technical Writer, Full-time, Cambridge, MA
  • Technical Writer, Contract - 4 months, Watertown, MA
  • Senior Technical Writer, Burlington, MA
  • Curriculum Developer and Instructor, Permanent, Waltham, MA
  • QC LEQ Writer, Framingham, MA
  • Technical Writer, 3+ Month Contract, Cambridge, MA
  • SDK - Lead Technical Writer
  • Corporate Communications Specialist, 6 month contract, Marlborough, MA

See all the details in the Members' Area Jobs Bank!

The New England chapter is proud to receive the Community of Excellence Award from the STC. We have worked tirelessly over the last two years to revitalize and invigorate our chapter. This award is wonderful recognition for the hard work of the chapter Council and our members. 

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Upcoming Events

17 Oct 2015 8:30 AM (EDT) • Mathworks, 1 Apple Hill Dr Natick, MA 01760
21 Oct 2015 6:00 PM (EDT) • The Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, MA
21 Oct 2015 7:00 PM (EDT) • online
18 Nov 2015 6:00 PM (EST) • The Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, MA
18 Nov 2015 7:00 PM (EST) • online
01 Apr 2016 8:00 AM • UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
31 Dec 2214 • Online - Download Only


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About STC New England

The New England chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) with more than 250 members. The New England chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapter sponsors monthly programs, informal social events, an annual technical publications competition, and a regional professional conference.

STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

Mentoring Program

Are you looking to achieve your technical communication goals more quickly? Do you want to learn more about a specific area of the profession? The New England Chapter wants to help! We are sponsoring a mentoring program for area professionals.

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