The Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter and the UAHuntsville Business and Technical Writing Program are offering a free webinar on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00. The webinar features Joe Welinske, President of WritersUA, presenting “Write More, Write Less: Embracing the value of crafted words and images.” Mr. Welinske’s presentation teaches technical writers how to spend less time writing little used information and more time focusing on the information users need (check out the full webinar description below). Join STC at 6:00 pm in Room 335 of the UAHuntsville Salmon Library for this instructive, engaging event. The webinar can also be experienced from any computer using the link below. Reserve a space in Salmon Library 335 by emailing Ryan Weber at Ryan.Weber@uah.edu. Participate from your home or work computer by registering HERE.
Write More, Write Less: Embracing the Value of Crafted Words and Images.
“While the word “content” is a good shorthand for words, audio, and images, it unfortunately can move us farther away from the core competency of developing good information. The theme of this presentation is that documentation teams are often spending too little time writing well; and at the same time spending too much time writing little-used information. Research and professional observation suggest that not enough time is being put into crafting text to be exactly the right text for a particular context. And writing resources for doing “agile” user assistance would be more readily available if writers would prioritize topic writing based on user need. “Writing More” while “Writing Less” can result in better utility for users and can reduce the need and load on the overall documentation development process and content management. Technical Communicators of all backgrounds will benefit from this thought-provoking presentation.”