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Subject:STC DC Chapter Meeting: March 1994 From:Charles Fisher <decrsc!charles -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET> Date:Thu, 3 Mar 1994 14:39:00 -0500
STC March 1994 Monthly Meeting
Washington, DC Chapter
What: "Rightsizing" Documentation: Re-vision for the Windows
Where: Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 1994
Cost: $12 with advance reservations; $17 at the door.
RSVP by Thursday, March 10 to get the advance rate. You must mail
your advance payment (checks made payable to "STC Washington DC
Chapter") to Charles Fisher at the address shown below. For more
information, contact Charles Fisher at (703) 968-4588.
Prateeti Ballal and Eric Weitzel will will present a session on
rewriting and redesigning mini and mainframe software
documentation for a Windows-based PC environment. As PC-based
products increase in popularity and ease of use for novices, the
accompanying documentation for these products must also be
accessible and have a contemporary look and feel. The session,
accepted for presentation at this year's STC Currents Conference
in Atlanta, discusses the process, priorities, and the choices that
Prateeti and Eric made on a recent project that involved moving
documentation into a windowing environment. Prateeti holds a
Master's degree in Technical Writing, and she is working toward a
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in
English. Both work as technical writers at Group 1 Software in
The cost of the workshop includes hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks.
The Arlington Holiday Inn at Ballson is located at Interstate 66
and Fairfax Drive in Arlington, a short walk from the Ballston
Metro station on the Orange Line. Free parking is available at the
"If you take hyphens seriously you will surely go mad."
Senior Documentation Specialist
Program Manager/President-Elect, STC Washington DC Chapter
Datatel, Inc. (703) 968-4588 (voice)
4375 Fair Lakes Court (703) 968-4625 (FAX)
Fairfax, VA 22033 charles -at- datatel -dot- com