From The Editor’s Desk

Hello everyone!

After a couple of months dealing with laptop problems, online problems, oh and taking care of zombies, serial killers and the like at Halloween Horror Nights (working at Universal), I am back with a new issue of Memo to Members!  Please read through this issue, there are some good topics as well as information to attend our next meeting in the “View From Number Two” article.

Have a great rest of your month and a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

LABEL EDITING: GREAT THINGS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Leah Guren

Tuesday, 25 November | 12:00–1:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

What do you, as a TC, need to know about the text that appears on your products? Learn how you can you use your skills to help improve the product UX.

IF YOUR CONTENT COULD TALK…

Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems

Wednesday, 3 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

If your content could talk, what would it say to you? The reality is that your content is talking to you all the time. If you learn to listen to your content, you will learn how to use it as a distinct advantage. Join this session to learn techniques for using your content to drive positive customer perceptions and boost sales for your organization.

LEAN & MEAN TRANSLATION MACHINE

Terena Bell, In Every Language

Wednesday, 10 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Apply Lean and Six Sigma to translation? Sure! Using real client case studies, Terena Bell of In Every Language shows how manufacturers and others can apply Lean and Six Sigma to web and document content, turning translation from a cost center into a profit driver.

TOPIC-BASED WRITING: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Phoebe Forio, Verint Systems, Inc.

Wednesday, 17 December | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Structured Authoring and Minimalism. Just what you need to get your content in shape and under control. But how do you get there from here? This webinar follows the adventures of one writer and her team of handpicked side-kicks as they planned and began their journey from the familiar, unstructured book formats of FrameMaker to the very unfamiliar world of topic-based writing, DITA, and XML. Attend this webinar to find out how creative problem-solving can help you get past the technical, political, logistical, and even emotional challenges and obstacles you can encounter even on a well-planned journey.

HOW TO WRITE A WINNING PROJECT PROPOSAL

Judith E. Shenouda, Owner, Shenouda Associates Inc.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | 2:003:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Project proposals serve as our written communication vehicle to decision-makers who give us work or send it elsewhere. What we say in writing and how we say it are critical. In this webinar, we will explore ways to make our project proposals win us work, time and again.

AN INTROVERT’S JOURNEY TO LEADERSHIP

Ben Woelk, Rochester Institute of Technology

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | 2:00–3:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

Many of us would agree that Western society lauds extroverted leaders and their accomplishments. However, introverts have made great contributions as well and can be effective leaders in their own right. Have you wondered how to empower yourself and leverage your innate skills to become a leader? Join Ben Woelk as he shares his personal insights and path to leadership with you.

 

R.D. Sharninghouse
Secretary and Editor, Memo 2 Members Newsletter
rdsharninghouse@gmail.com

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