Marta A. Rauch – Fellow

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Citation:

For enthusiastically bringing her vast knowledge of new technologies to our Society and to the profession, and for consistently encouraging others with kindess, wisdom, and joy. 

Biography:

Marta A. Rauch has made many valuable contributions to advancing the profession throughout her career. A Senior Principal Information Developer at Oracle, she leads cloud, mobile, and REST API projects and participates in innovation events for Internet of Things, big data visualization, augmented reality, mobile, and wearables.

Marta contributes to the profession by sharing strategies for adapting to new technologies like wearables and augmented reality. She participates in several organizations, including STC, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Professional Communication Society (IEEE–PCS), Center for Information Development Management (CIDM), User Experience Professional Association (UXPA), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Human-Computer Interaction International (HCII).

She enjoys presenting at conferences and webinars in the United States, Europe, and India. Her articles appear in Intercom and Technical Communication, CIDM Best Practices, many conference proceedings, and the IEEE and Springer electronic libraries. She has been a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and provided information for Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps by Joe Welinske. Her wearable topic will appear in The Language of Technical Communication by Ray Gallon and Richard Hamilton, and her augmented reality topic appears in The Language of Content Strategy by Scott Abel and Rahel Bailie.

Marta’s experience includes work for Apple, Adobe, BMC, Hewlett-Packard, Remedy, and Walt Disney Internet as well as Oracle. Her mastery of technical communication is demonstrated by the 15 STC awards she earned for her content, including International Award of Achievement, International Award of Merit, Best of Category, Achievement, Merit, Distinguished, and Excellence.

A prolific contributor, Marta serves STC on the Nominating Committee, participates on the Summit Conference Committee, and has judged entries for the Touchstone Northern California Technical Communication Competition and the International Summit Awards. She is active in the Silicon Valley Chapter, and encourages new writers as a mentor to Stanford University students.

Marta holds a BA with Honors from Stanford University, ateaching credential for English, and certificates in teaching Englishas a Second Language and as a Foreign Language from Notre Damede Namur University. She is a certified Gamification Designerand earned a certificate from University of California Extension inmanaging the development of technical communication.

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