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San Francisco
Friday, 21 January 2011


The mission of the Society for Technical Communication is to advance the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media.

The mission of the San Francisco chapter is to:

- Promote the arts and sciences of technical communication in the San Francisco Bay Area

- Promote career development in the technical communication profession for our members, other colleagues, and students of technical communication

- Promote respect, increased public awareness, and appreciation of the technical communication profession


Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by Leah Scampoli

The October meeting is the last one in 2015. (No meetings in November or December.)


Technical writing can be a race with the pace of change. How do the moving targets of iterative development and continuous deployment impact a project, and how can writing bring more than just historical value? We'll discuss some of the processes developers and project managers use to enable change and how we can make use of some of the same ideas and tools. We'll also look at the rise of content strategy and what we can learn from it.


Allen Fear is VP of Digital Strategy at Advomatic. After teaching at universities in the US and Germany, he started working on the websites of online media companies, educational institutions and nonprofits. 


For the October meeting we’re back in our “usual” Salesforce community meeting room on the ground floor of the Rincon Center.

The entrance is between the Rincon Towers @ 121 Spear Street. Rincon Center occupies the city block bounded by Mission, Howard, Spear, and Steuart Streets. The entrance to the chapter meetings is near Rincon food court entry doors facing the plaza (not the entry doors on Mission Street). Look for the lobby with two bright blue chairs in the corner.

For more informtaion, directions to the meeting location, and to register visit


Sr. level technical writer needed in Foster City Essential Duties and Job Functions: - Assist in developing and updating procedural documents such as SOPs, works instructions and best practices guidelines for the Biometrics department in-line with regulatory requirements and Gilead internal document standards. - Contribute to other non-regulatory writing activities as required. - Work directly with Subject Matter Experts to update and/or develop new SOPs and procedures. - Work collaboratively with functional contributors (clinical, biometrics, safety team, regulatory compliance, etc.) to gather and incorporate review comments on new procedural documents. - Work independently with minimal direction from Manager in Biometrics Standards group. - Participate in both group and moderately complex Company-wide process improvement and development initiatives. - Help develop Biometrics department change communication emails, and training materials. QUALIFICATIONS: Specific pharmaceutical: - Typically requires a BA degree and minimum 10 years of relevant experience within clinical R&D or regulatory affairs such as pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, which includes 5 years of relevant experience in writing procedural documents. General scientific: - Typically requires a BA degree and minimum 10 years of relevant experience or a MS degree and minimum of 8 years of relevant experience or a PhD, MD or DVM degree and minimum 4 years of relevant experience. - Demonstrated success in the preparation of various process documents. - Highly developed and proven process development writing skills. - Excellent verbal communication skills. - Knowledgeable of regulatory document requirements/guidelines. - Understands moderately complex document management, authoring and publishing tools and their applicability for workflow efficiency. - Well-developed computer skills including proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. - Use of project management tools and graphics packages also desirable. CONTACT INFORMATION: Nathan Warstler ACS Group | 2410 Camino Ramon Suite 139 | San Ramon, CA 94583 Direct 925-400-6744 | Mobile 217-474-1661
Last replied by Leah Scampoli on Thursday, 13 November 2014
That's very nice, but we have our own local competition, Touchstone, which is jointly sponsored by the 6 northern California chapters, including San Francisco. Why don't you encourage local technical communicators to enter Touchstone? The website has not yet been updated for this year, but our deadline for entries is Saturday, Oct 5th. I hope local tech communicators will send us their entries. If you want to be a judge in this year's competition, please send email to, and I'll explain the process. Touchstone accepts entries from anywhere, but we encourage potential entrants to enter their own local competition instead if they have one. We would not publicize Touchstone in the Chicago group, and I for one don't appreciate their publicizing their competition here.
Last replied by Richard Mateosian on Monday, 12 August 2013

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