Re: Typography in technical communications

Subject: Re: Typography in technical communications
From: aba -at- OC -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1993 10:12:22 -0800

>>From Eric Ray's message on the STC Annual Conference:

>> [...]

>>Monday, June 7, 10:30 am - 10 Noon
>> [...]
>> VC2C "End-User Typography."

>Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the conference, but this workshop
>title touched on an interest of mine.

>I'm very curious about how typography is approached in the tech-comm field.
>I work, among other things, as a freelance graphic designer. The largest
>part of my work is in editing, designing, and publishing technical reports
>and manuals.

>I am almost entirely self-taught and the reading that I have done has
>mostly been from the graphic design perspective. It includes titles from
>typographers interested in publishing general-purpose books and,
>occasionally, titles on information display (charts, graphs, etc.). It
>seems to me that the typography of user's manuals and guides (such as those
>referred to in Eric's "welcome" message) poses special challenges which
>haven't been addressed in the literature I've read.

>Any special techniques you've picked up or books to recommend?

>Eric Scouten Internet: scouten -at- staff -dot- tc -dot- umn -dot- edu
>Research Projects Coordinator Bitnet: scouten -at- umnacvx
>Student Affairs Research
>University of Minnesota Compuserve: 74650,2242
>110 Morrill Hall
>100 Church St SE Phone: +1 612 626 0746
>Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA Fax: +1 612 626 8131

Eric Scouten and others:

The Proceedings of the 40th STC Annual Conference will contain printed
copies of all papers, workshops, etc., presented at the 40th STC Annual
Conference. All Conference attendees paying the full registration fee will
receive a copy of the Proceedings. For those not attending the conference,
a copy of these (and past) Proceedings may be purchased by contacting the
Society for Technical Communication, 901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 904,
Arlington, VA 2203-1854, phone 703/522-4114. Many libraries also maintain
copies of the Proceedings. Please note that prior to 1992, the name of STC
Annual Conference was the International Technical Communication Conference

Binion Amerson, aba -at- oc -dot- com
General Manager, 40th STC Annual Conference
Binion Amerson, Senior Technical Writer, OpenConnect Systems, 2711 LBJ, Ste
800, Dallas, TX 75234, Ph 214/888-0447; Fax 214/484-6100; Email aba -at- oc -dot- com
General Manager, 40th STC Annual Conference, June 6-9, 1993, Dallas, Texas.

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