President’s Column

In this column I share my favorite color conversion tool, what can happen when you create content without translation in mind, a Seth Godin book I recently finished, song recommendations based on what I’ve been listening to when I’m doing graphics work, and more. But first, let’s talk membership. I, and fellow NEO STC members … Continue reading…

Editor’s Column

Welcome to the March edition of Lines & Letters. We have a lot of exciting articles for you! Cianciola Wins Spectrum 2018 Drawing NEO STC Board Meets to Discuss Chapter Accomplishments and Plans Digital Opportunities within Technical Communications: Our January Meeting In the Spotlight: Andrea Ames Spayer Scheduled for Spectrum 2018 (to talk about Gleek … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Andrea Ames

Congratulate Andrea Ames as she steps into her new position as editor of Intercom, the magazine of the STC. Recognized in 2016 by MindTouch as one of the Top 25 Content Strategy Influencers, Andrea is a keynote speaker and workshop leader with 35 years of content experience, as well as the author of numerous journal … Continue reading…

Digital Opportunities within Technical Communications: Our January Meeting

Jillian Kupchella, an account manager at Aquent Studios, was our guest speaker at the January NEO STC meeting. Jillian shared creative ways to embed videos and animations in technical and instructional materials. It was an information-packed presentation, complete with real-life examples of the various techniques, including: Using CINEMA 4D to convert CAD drawings to look … Continue reading…

Cianciola Wins Spectrum 2018 Drawing

Congratulate Carrie Cianciola on being the drawing winner for a free Spectrum 2018 Conference registration offered to NEO STC members.  Here is what Carrie has to say about the upcoming conference. “This year’s conference theme, Hack Into Your Flow, and keynote speaker Judith Glick-Smith, immediately caught my attention. I’m very excited to attend this conference … Continue reading…

Spayer Scheduled for Spectrum 2018 (to talk about Gleek Speak and more)

Our own Tricia Spayer is scheduled to present at Spectrum 2018 held March 25-27. This conference is a partnership of STC Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with details at the http://spectrum.stc-rochester.org/ site. It is also STC Rochester’s 59th annual regional technical communication conference. Lines & Letters recently asked Tricia about her scheduled presentations. What will … Continue reading…

Emerging Technologies Listed in the NMC Horizon Report (with wicked challenges)

Charting emerging technologies for teaching and learning is the goal of the NMC Horizon Report initiative of the New Media Consortium. This influential report can provide valuable information to educators, thought leaders, and us, with its research and analysis concerning trends in education. Launched in 2002, the report continues year after year to provide valuable … Continue reading…