The STC East Tennessee Chapter has a workshop coming up on a popular topic in tech comm: writing simply. You can find more details here. We’ll let the chapter take it from here:

Time and Place

Date: Saturday,27 January, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Place: Norris Community Center, 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN  37828; 865.494.7645

Program Description

– The workshop is open to anyone who writes and edits and wants a concentrated experience in improving style.

– Facilitators will present short workshops, which cover principles from two standards: (a) Plain Language, mandated by government entities and (b) Simplified Technical English (STE), mandated by aeronautical industries and defense.

– Each facilitator will present a principle from a standard, show examples, and invite participation in completing and discussing exercises. Participants can ask questions, describe their style preferences, and compare editorial approaches.

– Participants will rotate through all workshop sessions.


– A workbook with all the workshop materials

– A description of style guides and principles used by other participants (as requested in the registration form)

– A certificate of workshop completion


– Continental breakfast

– Break with “heavy” snacks

– Invitation to convene socially after the workshop


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