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December 2016

December Holiday Party

December 13, 2016 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Shadow Lake, 850 Five Mile Line Road
Penfield, NY 14526 United States
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Please save the date for a night of great food and fun as the Rochester Chapter of STC celebrates the holiday season. Activities Based on input and those who volunteered, we'll be having Lightning Talks* in addition to dinner and networking. We have three lightning talks already lined up: 10 Ways to Deal with Year-End Busyness during the Holidays with Marilyn Woelk. Good and bad ways to deal with year-end stress on the job and at home. Humorous but relevant suggestions to…

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January 2017

Tech Writers without Borders and Using Your Skills for Non-Profits

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us from the comfort of your warm home or office for a webinar with Johanne Lavallée and Nancy Larbl. For those in the Buffalo area, there will be a viewing party at Buff State; further details are available when you "purchase" that ticket. Description: If you are looking to learn new job skills outside of your workplace or in order to improve your job search, while acquiring experience on a more international and multicultural level, consider Tech Writers Without…

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February 2017

Beyond Bullet Points: How NOT to Kill your Presentation with your Slides

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Just in time for conference season, our February program is on making presentations! Given our unpredictable weather in New York, and the location of our speaker,  we've made this one a webinar.  And because we know how busy everyone is, we will present it at noon to coincide with most people's lunch hours. If you are in Syracuse, there will be a viewing party at Welch-Allyn, choose that ticket for more information. Description: Most presentation slides are deadly, if not fatal, for…

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March 2017

Spectrum 2017: Optimizing Your Role in an Evolving Profession

March 26, 2017 - March 28, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology, CIMS Building, 111 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, 14623
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Spectrum 2017, STC Rochester’s 58th annual regional technical communication conference, begins Sunday, March 26, 2017 with Leadership Day, followed by a reception for speakers and attendees. Monday, March 27, 2017 brings unique presentations, demonstrations of exciting new technologies and services, progression sessions, and lightning talks. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, we will be offering workshops. This year’s theme is Optimizing Your Role in an Evolving Profession. To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a’ changin!” Our workplaces and roles are changing…

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April 2017

Writing with Localization in Mind with Dr. Armelle Fée

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – Pittsford, 3349 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618 United States
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Join us for our April chapter meeting with Dr. Armelle Fée, the Globalization Manager at Lenel Systems International, as she helps us understand how to write our documents for better localization.  Writing with Localization in Mind In this session, we will explore many items a technical communicator needs to take into consideration when writing documents so that whatever they write can easily be localized. Writing with localization in mind will save their company time, money, and issues with customers because that piece will…

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