Newsletter of the Society for Technical Communication, San Francisco Chapter
December 2006/January 2007
The January meeting is on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle in San Francisco's financial district. For details about the location and instructions for purchasing tickets, visit www.stc-sf.org/stc-meetings.htm.
Whether you write embedded user assistance for web applications, API docs for programmers, or white papers for marketing, you need to construct the clearest possible sentences.
You might have learned to do this in your freshman English composition class, and you probably do it easily most of the time, but you may not quite realize what you are doing or remember why it works. And letís face it: we can all learn to write better.
In this eveningís program, Susan Becker presents a simple approach to writing clearly. You will learn to find the subject and verb of a sentence, pick the best sentence subjects, and sharpen the focus of your paragraphs. Your writing will improve!
Susan C. Becker has over 20 years of experience as a technical communicator, writing online and print manuals and developing online user assistance. Her online Help and print documentation have received Touchstone awards. She also has 10 years of experience as a teacher of language arts, including freshman and remedial composition at SF State. She is a former president of the San Francisco STC and current web team leader.