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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


Friday, 17 October 2014 by Leah Scampoli

Join us November 17 & 18 at the Sofitel in Redwood City for the SDL Documentation Success Summit!

- Celebrate our customers' success stories
- Network with your peers from leading innovative companies
- Learn strategies for delivering exceptional customer experiences
- Discover new knowledge-delivery technologies and documentation trends in sessions led by your peer experts

This year's summit will feature presentations from some of our partners, allowing attendees to learn more about complementary technologies.

This event is free of charge, but you have to register to attend! For more details and to register, go to:

Questions?  Contact:


Technical Editor openings at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory We are currently seeking multiple Technical Editors to provide broad-based technical services in a wide variety of scientific areas to edit, write and/or rewrite technical articles, publications, presentations, and other materials to communicate clearly and effectively research findings, technical developments, and other news and information to a wide range of internal and external audiences. Selected candidates will also be responsible for completing a variety of large and/or complex editing and writing projects, and will be expected to solve problems of varied scope and complexity associated with specific editorial projects. Will coordinate complex production jobs and develop and implement project plans and schedules for moderately complex projects. Will make decisions regarding guidelines, practices, and procedures on project parameters. The selected candidates will interact with authors, SMEs, artists, compositors, and other editors. They are looking for candidates with experience in these areas: - BA/BS in English, communications, journalism, engineering or scientific area, or equivalent experience. - Multiple technical communication areas. - Editing/writing techniques for a variety of media including comprehensive knowledge of technical language, usage, and style conventions. - Experience leading production and technical writing assignments. Candidates who have a passion for scientific writing and editing are encouraged to apply at: and search by job #12338. Kelly Crawford Recruiting & Diversity Program Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 7000 East Avenue, L-632 Livermore, CA 94551 Phone: 925-424-9777 Email:
Last replied by Leah Scampoli on Monday, 22 September 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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