February: Technical Writing – Back to the Basics

As technology continues to change, the people in technical communication roles of all types tend to focus on what is new, what is needed, and how to work in teams distributed around the globe. While we focus on all of this, we also need to consider the basics of what we do at work every day in order to be successful. In this session, we will discuss examples from speaker Pamela Nelson’s experience in the trenches. For example, knowing what templates and styles are; verifying information from subject matter experts (SMEs); asking questions; and the foundations of preparing for successful meetings.

When (NOTE: meeting time is earlier than normal to accommodate commuters)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:30-6:00 pm Check-in and networking
5:45-6:30 pm – Dinner
6:30-8:00 pm – Program

Where
Bar Louie
Dearborn Station – Printers Row
47 W Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Cost
STC Chicago Members – $10
Other STC Members – $20
Students – $15
Non-Members – $25
 
About the Speaker

Pamela Nelson is an award-winning Senior Technical Writer and Senior Member of the STC who has been a member of the Chicago Chapter for over 15 years. Pamela has worked in the public and private sectors for enterprises of all sizes, including Fortune 20 corporations. Though hired for the roles of Senior Technical Writer and Business Analyst, Pamela has also performed tasks such as QA testing and usability testing as part of “additional tasks as needed.”

Pamela has a Master of Science in Communication from Northwestern University and has volunteered for many organizations, including as a judge for the STC Chicago Technical Communication Competition.

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