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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


Monday, 28 July 2014 by Leah Scampoli

The premier awards for exceptional digital experience will be in San Francisco on Sept. 11-12 2014. Come see the most inspiring UX projects, hear advanced talks on process and approach, learn about UX jobs and meet senior UX folks, all in one evening and afternoon.

This year's UXies will feature a Thursday evening gala to showcase the hottest UX projects and teams of 2014, with a Friday afternoon of networking, a UX job fair and advanced how-to and behind-the-scenes talks from winners and judges on superior UX process. For more information go to:

Buy your tickets BEFORE JULY 31 and get an extra 15% off with the code "STC": See
LOCATION: The event will be at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in the Merchant’s Exchange Building at 465 California St 16th Floor, San Francisco.


TPW Instructor opening at SFSU The Technical & Professional Writing program at San Francisco State University invites interested professionals to share their expertise with our students. We are recruiting a Lecturer to teach an upper-division course, TPW 555: Visual Rhetoric and Document Design, during fall semester 2014. The course introduces students to document design principles and processes, with a focus on strategies for integrating text and graphics. Workshop instruction teaches publication design software, with an emphasis on Adobe InDesign. Students are assigned exercises and projects to do during lab, in addition to receiving classroom instruction. TPW will provide the new instructor with a tested course plan and associated teaching materials, including use of an online course management system. The course is progressively designed to combine research-based theory with current practice. Instructor will be hired to teach the course for fall semester 2014 only, although repeat employment is a possibility. Qualifications: - Expertise using Adobe InDesign - Master’s degree - Relevant work experience - Teaching, training, or tutoring experience - Education or training in design theory and practices Schedule: - Mondays, Aug 25 - Dec 15 (except 9/1 and 11/24) - 6 – 7 pm: ​Office hour in the computer lab - 7 – 9:45 pm:​ Classroom teaching Applications: To apply, please email resume or CV to Neil Lindeman Director, Technical & Professional Writing Program, SF State email: phone: 650/866.5364 Benefits of working for TPW:
Last replied by Leah Scampoli on Thursday, 17 July 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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