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5+ Ways to Add Interactivity to Online Help
Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Arlington, VA

Content is King, but adding a measured dose of interactivity to your help will increase readability and usability, as well as make it more compelling. Our speaker, Nicky Bleiel, will demonstrate a number of simple ways to improve your help in a single-sourcing environment. We will:

•Discover the options available for interactivity, including expanding/collapsing text, image maps, glossary popups, Google Maps, and more.
•Learn how to implement these interactive options.
•Discuss how structure contributes to successful interactivity.
Why Attend?

We offer you four great reasons to come to this event.

1.View the winning entries in our annual competition to get ideas for the technical information we craft every day in our jobs.
2.Network with others to discover solutions to challenges and build relationships.
3.Listen to our keynote presentation from Nicky Bleiel, an online help expert. This is an abbreviated version of the presentation she will deliver at the STC Summit.

4.Enjoy a seated dinner from the Boulevard Woodgrill, a much loved restaurant in Arlington with a convenient party room that will be all ours for the evening.

6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-7:30 Keynote
7:30-8:00 Awards ceremony
8:00-8:30 Networking


Nicky Bleiel has been a technical communicator for 17 years, with extensive experience writing and developing information for software products in the documentation, media, industrial automation, simulation, and pharmaceutical industries. She has presented talks at the STC Summit, WritersUA, tcworld, CIDM, and LavaCon on many topics. She has been published in STC's Intercom (her new column is called "The Essentials"), Tieline, STC conference proceedings, tcworld magazine, TechCom Manager Newsletter, and the WritersUA and Content Wrangler websites. As the Lead Information Developer for Doc-To-Help at ComponentOne, she focuses on providing information that improves the user experience but is still efficient to produce. Nicky serves on the STC Board as a Director-At-Large and is currently a candidate for Vice President.


Meal options are coming soon.
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 17:06
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Virtual Town Hall Meeting and Annual Report

STC WDC-MB invites you to Virtual Town Hall Meeting FREE to members (webinar on Jan 25, 2012)
Viqui DillViqui Dill on Monday, 23 January 2012 08:19

Hey guys - there's still time to register for the Virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday.

Monday, 09 January 2012 10:11
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The WDC-MB Chapter’s 2011-2012 Technical Communication Competition is now open!

Competition information for entrants and judges is available at
Friday, 11 November 2011 09:37
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Certification Presentation Now Available

You can now access the PowerPoint slides from our 10/24/11 webinar on professional certification for technical communicators with speaker Steve Jong.

Friday, 11 November 2011 09:36
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Photos from the WRTC Day at JMU September 22, 2011

STC WDC-MB President Charlotte Glenn, JMU Alumni Tiffany Painter Newland, Liz Sonnenberg, and Tandylyn Terry, and STC WDC-MB member Viqui Dill brought their experience and insight to the excitement of the day.

Photos are available on our facebook page,

or see them on our Flickr stream, 7970211/

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The inaugural WRTC Day took place on Thursday, September 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Harrison Hall. Students interested in WRTC were invited to join alumni, regional STC members, local RSA and STC student members, and internship providers for roundtable discussions and presentations.

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 09:57