October/November Annoucements
Tuesday, 01 November 2011

1. Recording of "Assessing Your Corporate Value" webinar now available

The recording of the webinar "Assessing Your Corporate Value," presented by Bonni Graham of the Orange County, California chapter, is now available from the Carolina chapter web site. To view the webinar recording, or to download it, visit http://www.stc-carolina.org/Assessing+Your+Corporate+Value

2. John Kohl to be keynote speaker for Speedcon Unconference; sign up now to attend or speak

The SpeedCon Unconference, presented by the STC Carolina chapter and the NC State SIGDOC chapter, is coming up on Saturday, October 29 at the Talley Center on the NC State University campus in Raleigh. John Kohl, an authority on writing for translation and non-native speakers, will be the keynote speaker. John is the author of The Global English Style Guide: Writing Clear, Translatable Documentation for a Global Audience. For more information about John, read the Unconference Keynote Speaker post at http://speedcon.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/keynote-speaker-john-kohl/ (external link)

To register for the Unconference (it's free), visit http://speedcon-comm-2011.eventbrite.com/ (external link)

To sign up as an Unconference speaker, visit http://speedcon.wordpress.com/submit-a-presentation/ (external link)

3. Technical Editing SIG presents "Documentation Strategies for the Social Web"

The Technical Editing SIG presents "Documentation Strategies for the Social Web," with speaker Anne Gentle, author of the book "Conversation and Communication." This event will be webcast via the Carolina chapter's GoToWebinar subscription, so Carolina chapter members can attend the presentation at the same rate as Technical Editing SIG members ($15). This is a great opportunity to hear one of the most popular sessions from the 2010 Summit. Anne's presentation will be on Thursday, November 10 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM EST. The webinar is open to SIG members and nonmembers.

Costs are:

  • $15.00 for SIG members, Carolina chapter members, and students
  • $20.00 for other STC members
  • $25.00 for non-members (for this event only)

For more information about Anne's presentation, and to register, visit http://www.stc-techedit.org/Documentation+Strategies+for+the+Social+Web (external link)

4. Online signup now available for Foothills region event and webinar featuring Robert Rhyne Armstrong

Join STC Carolina's Foothills region and the STC Clemson student chapter on Saturday, November 5, for "Facebook Got Me Fired: How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Career" presented by Robert Rhyne Armstrong. If you couldn't attend Robert's STC webinar, "Don't Suck at Social Media," or want to hear more, then sign up for another chance to hear Robert for free, courtesy of the STC Carolina chapter! Here's the schedule for the evening:

5:30 - 6:30 PM — Networking and catered dinner
6:30 - 6:45 PM — Announcements about upcoming opportunities with STC
6:45 PM — Robert's presentation, streaming live through GoToWebinar

It's all happening both online and at Coffee Underground in the center of Greenville on the corner of Main Street and Coffee Street. They are on the underground level, below Ristorante Bergamo.

To sign up for the webinar, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/936462009 (external link)

5. There's still time to enter the Competitions and be a judge

There's still time to submit your best work to the 2011-2012 STC Carolina Competitions. The submission deadline is Friday, October 28.

For more information about entering the competitions, visit http://www.stc-carolina.org/Submitter+Corner

To sign up and pay the entry fee online, visit http://www.stc-carolina.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=274 (external link)

If you're interested in judging, join us on Saturday, November 12, for our one-day Competitions Training and Judging Day. This year, both the training and the judging will be held on the same day, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST.

For more information and a schedule of the day's events, visit http://www.stc-carolina.org/Judge+Corner.

To sign up to be a judge, complete the registration form at http://www.stc-carolina.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=275 (external link)