June STC Atlanta Chapter Summary

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The STC Atlanta Chapter held its first annual STC Atlanta “Pub” Crawl  on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs.  Members enjoyed a variety of unique pizzas (delicious!), and good conversation about publications for the technical communication field. Peggy Armstrong  gave an excellent synopsis of Mark Baker’s book, Every Page is Page One,  and Chip Jones provided a thorough overview of four references that every technical communication professional should seriously consider having as part of his or her reference library: Developing Quality Technical Information by Michelle Carey et al., User and Task Analysis for Interface Design by JoAnn T. Hackos and Janice C. Redish, Managing Your Documentation Projects by JoAnn T. Hackos, and the Little Brown Handbook by H. Ramsey Fowler and Jane E. Aaron. All of these publications can be obtained through Amazon — check them out! Dr. Laura Palmer was also on hand to answer questions about the latest curriculum offerings at Kennesaw State University in the Information Design and Communication (IDC) graduate program, as well  as the Technical Communication courses in the undergraduate program. Thank you Peggy, Chip and Laura for providing food for thought.

Join us at the next STC Atlanta Chapter meeting on July 19 – “The Top 5 DITA Conversion and Authoring Pitfalls”, a webinar presented by Joe Storbeck. Details to be posted on stcatlanta.org. Watch for the email and listing on Meetup.

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