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Subject:Proceedings from PCOC 18 From:Michele Berkes 615-576-2352 <BERKESM -at- A1 -dot- OSTI -dot- GOV> Date:Wed, 9 Nov 1994 16:23:00 -0400
I am pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Practical Conference on
Communication (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, November 3-4, 1994) was a great
success! It was good to meet some of you in person at the conference
(including our own Lori Lathrop, who was a speaker). For those of you
who could not attend and have asked about a proceedings, _Proceedings:
18th Annual Conference on Communication_ is now available. The contents
for the proceedings is included at the end of this message.
If you are interested, here are the details.
Postage: 2.90 (in the continental United States; contact
------- Mike Morrison for other rates)
Send a check made out to PCOC 18 to
Conference Manager, PCOC 18
Society for Technical Communication
East Tennessee Chapter
P.O. Box 5556
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
A limited supply of proceedings from PCOC 14, PCOC 16, and PCOC 17 are
also available for US$3 each (plus postage). For further details, send
electronic mail to mmorrisn -at- utkvx -dot- utk -dot- edu or write to the address above.
_Proceedings: 18th Annual Practical Conference on Communication_
Sponsored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical
Bill Horton, keynote speaker
Barry Hudson, keynote speaker
"How Medical Writers Can Communicate More Effectively: A Readability
Analysis of Selected Medical Journals" Amy L. Burdan, Florida
Institute of Technology
"Issues in Translation of Medical Terminology" Clove Lynch, Private
Consultant, and Brenda Rudder, Family Health International
"Anatomy of a Book" Eric Bergman, SAIC
"Internationalization and Translatability" David Kumhyr, Carla Merrill,
and Karin Spalink, Internationalization and Translation Services
"Improving Technical Proposals" Brett D. Ayotte, NUS
"The Value of Meeting Minutes to a Technical Program: Some Preparation
Guidelines" Burton Alexander, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns
"Task-Oriented Documentation and the Decade of the User" Lori J.
Sawicki, Private Consultant
"Managing the Monster; Managing the Zoo" Dan Wise, Wise Words
"Using Desktop Publishing to Automate Frequently Revised Documents"
Judith M. Pearson, Tennessee Valley Authority
"Computer-Assisted Indexing Tutor" Holly Berry Irving, U.S. Department
of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
"Index Evaluation Workshop" Lori Lathrop, Lathrop Media Services
"Case Work for Technical Writing Students" Ed Hara, Oakland Community
"Certificate Programs in Technical Communication" Thomas Brownell,
Ferris State University
"Mercer University's Graduate Certificate in Interactive Multimedia"
David C. Leonard, Mercer University
"Learning and Teaching Through Faculty Internships in Technical
Communication" Russel Hirst, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"The Part-Time Technical Writer: A Myriad of Opportunities" Jodie
Gilmore, Freelance Technical Writer
"Managing Your Career" Gene Belcher, Hayes Microcomputer Products
"Track That New Job" Bruce D. Sechrist, NIRSystems
"Graphic Design for Writers" Dana Michaels, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
United of Wisconsin
"Creating a Synergistic Writing Team ... When the Team Members Are
Nonwriters" Diana Penning, The Computer Group, and Lisa Pappas, PDR
Automated Systems and Publications
"Criteria for Choosing Information Retrieval Engines for CD-ROM Titles"
Barry Hudson, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.
"Making Computer-Mediated Communication Useful as a Democratic Medium"
Marilyn R.P. Morgan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"After Words: A Rhetoric of Multimedia Communication" Gary Heba,
Bowling Green State University
"Internet Access for STC/ETC" F.M. O'Hara, Jr., Private Consultant, and
Ann Wilson Buttram, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
"Designing Online Documents According to User Functions" Randy M.
Brooks, Millikin University
"Strategy or SNAFU? The Virtues and Vulnerabilities of SGML" George
Hayhoe, Westinghouse Savannah River Co.
"How to use the WWW to Distribute Scientific and Technical Information"
Donna G. Roper, NASA Langley Research Center
"Converting Hard Copy Documents for Electronic Dissemination" Forrest
Hoffman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
"Six Steps to Creating Effective Documents Using SGML" Rhonda S.
Lunemann, Unisys Corporation
"Electronic Publishing with WinHelp" Jack DeLand, Adam Charles
"Concept Maps: A New Visual Communication Strategy" Fred Burggraf,
Documentation and Communication Specialist
"Managing Your Documentation Monster" Judy Glick-Smith and Karen Steele,
Writer/Editor, Labat-Anderson Incorporated, OSTI Support Operations
DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
berkesm -at- a1 -dot- osti -dot- gov