Event Review: Content Strategy to the Rescue!

My friend Greta Boller writes great event reviews. Check out this write up of Tuesday’s InfoDevDC meetup.

The Lone Technical Writer

InfoDevDC kicked-off their event season Tuesday night with Content Strategy to the Rescue!Opower hosted the event that featured a presentation by Theresa Rogers and an Oktoberfest-themed spread (a keg, brats, the whole shebang). It promised to outline how Opower built their knowledge management team and teach how to grow an effective, sustainable content strategy from the bottom up.

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My Journey into #TechComm by Viqui Dill

Greta Boller is doing a blog series about getting into technical writing. Here’s a blog post I wrote for her series.

The Lone Technical Writer

This week kick-starts the series exploring how Washington, D.C. area technical writers broke into the profession. Viqui Dill, the Technical Communications Leader at American Woodmark Corporation, guest blogs this week and outlines her journey for us.

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Do not feed the monster

Another fine post from a fine writer.

Hire this guy!

James Dill's Public Opinions

Hatred was a game that generated a lot of controversy. Controversial games that put the artistic merit of the entire medium into question are anything but new, this has been happening since the first Mortal Kombat, but what I thought was interesting about the controversy surrounding Hatred was an unusual amount of it came from gamers themselves.

I recently watch Total Buiscutte’s let’s play of Hatred. I have to say that I was underwhelmed about the whole affair. The game is pretty tame compared to comparible AAA M rated titles. There were lots of titles that contained a lot more gore and violence, God of War, Gears of War, Mortal Kombat, Prototype, lots of examples that were bloodier and gorier that didn’t generate nearly as much contraversy as Hatred did, in fact, I’d go so far as to say that the level of violence in Hatred was on par with…

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Calling All Female Editors and Technical Writers

Today I spent a few minutes chatting with the future of Technical Communications about my job, my life, and my loves.

Emily is a Ph. D. candidate looking for women in technical communication to participate in a short interview for her research.

The interview is short, engaging, and fun. Contact Emily at her blog to find out more.

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As you know, I’ve been working on a Ph.D. in technical and professional communication.  I’ve finally hit dissertation phase, and I’m looking for participants.

Here’s the official call:

As part of my current research for my dissertation at Utah State University, I’m conducting a study about women’s work experiences in the field of technical and professional communication. If you consider yourself to be a female practitioner (editor, technical writer, content manager, information/communication designer, etc.) within the field and are interested in participating, please contact me at januarypetersen [at] yahoo [dot] com or leave a comment on this post.

I’m looking for participants within the United States, but if you live outside of the country and feel you have something to offer to my study and really want to participate, let’s talk.

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Participation will include two interviews, which shouldn’t take more than a few hours of your time. I will also…

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Connect with me

Connect with me in a variety of formats online. I’d love to hear from you.

Bio http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/chapter-bios/dill-bio/

Blog https://viquidill.wordpress.com/

Email social_media@stcwdc.org

@viqui_dill https://twitter.com/viqui_dill

Linked In http://www.linkedin.com/pub/viqui-dill

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/viqui.dill

 

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I’d appreciate your support in the election. But more importantly, I want you to say “Yes” to STC. We need you.

Read all the posts, beginning January 5th and posting every other day, in my blog at https://viquidill.wordpress.com/

See all the slides on my slideshare account, http://www.slideshare.net/viqui_dill

Check out the ballot

There are some great candidates from which to choose in 2015

Visit the STC Election webpage to learn more about the offices and candidates.

Watch your email for an invitation to vote and then cast your ballot in March.

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I’d appreciate your support in the election. But more importantly, I want you to say “Yes” to STC. We need you.

Read all the posts, beginning January 5th and posting every other day, in my blog at https://viquidill.wordpress.com/

See all the slides on my slideshare account, http://www.slideshare.net/viqui_dill

Why I said “yes” to STC and you should too

The STC 2015 election opens March 16th. It’s a great time to think about the coming year and your own involvement in the #TechComm profession.

I’m Viqui Dill and I’m on the ballot for STC’s 2015 Society Election. I said “yes” to STC and I want you to say “yes” too.

Why did I say “yes” to STC? Here are a few reasons, and links to posts in this blog where you can read more.

Why do I want you to say “yes” to STC? The society needs you!

So check out the ballot and remember to vote. STC needs you.

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I’d appreciate your support in the election. But more importantly, I want you to say “Yes” to STC. We need you.

Read all the posts in my blog at https://viquidill.wordpress.com/

See all the slides on my slideshare account, http://www.slideshare.net/viqui_dill