Boston Chapter, STC October Seminar

Subject: Boston Chapter, STC October Seminar
From: lawrence lavigne jr <ltl2 -at- MAX -dot- TIAC -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 16:56:46 -0400

Boston Chapter, Society for Technical Communication Presents:
An Overview of the Technical Communication Industry
Saturday, October 1, 1994
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ramada Inn, Woburn, MA

Take a morning -- and take a new look at the technical
communication industry. Instead of looking at technical
communication as a profession (a body of processes and literature),
explore technical communication as an industry. Get an overview of
its size, standard practices, and business relationships to similar
industries. From this view, you can identify potential business
opportunities, assess the effectiveness of technical communication
department against industry standards, chart a business strategy
for your organization, and map out your own career.

Seminar Audience and Objective
This seminar is geared toward technical communicators with two or
more years' experience and who have an interest in the business of
technical communication. Specifically, senior technical
communicators, contractors and consultants, and managers might be
interested in this seminar's objective: recognizing business
opportunities in the technical communication industry.

About the Speaker
Atlanta-based information architect Saul Carliner helps
organizations solve a variety of complex information and
performance problems, such as improving the effectiveness of
marketing materials and developing a strategy for moving policies
and procedures information online. He co-edited the award-winning
Techniques for Technical Communicators (Macmillan,1993), is a
former president of the Atlanta chapter of the National Society for
Performance & Instruction, is international first vice-president of
the Society of Technical Communication, and is author of numerous
articles, including ones published in Home Office Computing,
Technical Communication, Creative Training Techniques, Personal
Systems Developer, and the 1990 Training and Development Yearbook.

Cost and Registration Information
The seminar fee is $40 for STC members and $50 for non-members. The
fee includes all seminar materials, coffee, and lunch.

Registration must be received by Sept 26th.
Make checks (no purchase orders, please) payable to Boston
Chapter, STC.
Mail checks with your name, address and phone # to:
Mel Topf
26 Astral Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Time, Place, Directions
This seminar will be held on Saturday morning, starting at 9:00 am,
October 1, 1994, at the Ramada Inn in Woburn, MA and concluding
with lunch approximately three hours later.

The Ramada Inn is located next to Route I-95 (Route 128) in Woburn,
MA. From I-95 take exit 35 toward Woburn and turn right at the
sign for the Inn.

For general info, call Carol Landers at 508-880-2248(w) or 617-337-
0494(h) or Alma Nahigian at 508-370-5554(w) or 617-646-1873(h).
For last minute program changes, call the Boston Chapter STC Hotline at

Suggestions, Comments, Speakers
Plans are still in the works for the remainder of the 1994-1995
season. We are trying to bring you the topics you want to hear.
If you know of any speakers, have a facility available where we
might offer a hands-on windows, usability, or design seminar or the
like please let us know. We want to hear from you. Please call
Carol Landers at 508-880-2248, or send your comments along with
your registration.

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