We hope you enjoyed this edition of Memo to Members. Meanwhile, here are some webinars you can consider attending over the next month or so…
Nurturing Future STEM Communicators in the Healthcare Field
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Creating, mentoring and nurturing future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) communication enthusiasts, to interpret and decipher mind, body and soul of medical science and healthcare, among general, wider audiences. The new generation of STEM communicators will simplify complex and technical medical information in a simple and effective way, to patients and their family members, to reap benefits of vast healthcare knowledge!
TechComm Fundamentals Bootcamp Asynchronous
Monday, 26 March 2018 – Monday, 7 May 2018
This is an Asynchronous (self-paced) course. Attendees will be able to complete the course at their own paced and complete deadlines without meeting for live sessions every week. Technical communication is an exciting and challenging career that offers unlimited opportunity for professional development. But to succeed, it’s not enough to learn a desktop publishing or Help authoring tool—you need to master the analysis process. This is a thinking person’s dream career! TechComm Fundamentals Bootcamp is the fastest, most efficient way to jump-start your career in technical communication.ÊIt covers key theory that you can immediately apply to your work. It also gives you the skills you need to continue to learn and grow. Each element of theory is presented with hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and plenty of discussion. The course is sure to leave you feeling enthusiastic and well prepared to get started in the field
Improving Content Quality by Using Automated Tools
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
This session is designed to empower content development teams to run automated tests and improve the quality of their deliverables. With a bit of code, anyone can build tools that identify common content nits. Learning objectives: – Discover that common tasks can be automated – Describe tooling that can be used to develop automation – Apply the outlined methodology to make automation goals achievable – Collect code examples that can be built upon – Find education and support
Telemedicine: Implementation and Implications for TC
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Telemedicine is a new, modern medical system integrating medical facilities, physicians, patients, communications, and technology. Albeit many benefits to telemedicine, there are several barriers to implementation and patient and consumer uptake. Technical communicators’ consideration for usability, audience, context, and affect in their creation and delivery of health and medical communications enables them to offer significant contributions to the e-health field, both in scholarly research and developing more effective communications that can impact global health and medical care.
Proposal Writing in Context
Thursday, 5 April 2018 – Thursday, 10 May 2018
Proposal writing can be lucrative and fun work, but there are many different types of proposals and many different recommendations for writing them, so it can be difficult to know where to start. This course introduces professional writers to different types of funded proposals and explains different methods for writing proposals well. From analysis to writing to editing, this course explains some fundamental concepts that apply to most funded proposal types, so you can understand the context for how proposals operate and how writers write them.
Nine Writers, Nine Agile Teams, One Voice
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Nine writers on nine Agile teams, plus API docs, internal and developer documentation, tutorial videos, and maintenance? It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it’s day-to-day life for cPanel’s 10-person documentation department. This session will outline how we use specialized workflows, a peer review process, and a writer-as-developer mindset to produce quality documentation without stepping on each other’s toes or drowning in the waterfall.
Introduction to Science Writing
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 – Wednesday, 16 May 2018
This is an Asynchronous online course and there is no time range. All attendees must complete this course within the 6-week timeframe. The focus of this class will be writing material that popularizes or presents scientific information to general audiences. This is important for those who are exploring science writing as a career or for those of you who are exploring content marketing, public relations or writing for general audiences. The writing strengths that are demanded in this area – maintaining reader interest and providing understanding of very complex subject matter – will carry over into all of our writing efforts and in the professional setting beyond this class
Using Web Analytics to Improve Content Effectiveness
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
New delivery channels mean new tools to make our jobs easier. Web Analytics is one of those tools. When we deliver content online, Web Analytics can become the voice of our user for any content delivered in a browser or app. By analyzing analytics data, we can tell what people are looking for; what they are staying and reading; and when they are thrashing around in our content, unable to find the answers that they need.
Four Ways to Make Your Copywriting Persuasive
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
This webinar will address how to motivate readers and how to bust myths that lead to the creation of clichéd and tired content. Attendees will gain awareness of why used-car sales pitches do not get results in our modern world. Main points covered will focus on how to cut meaningless phrases, how to use numbers to show readers specifics, how to get to the point, and, finally, the importance of focusing on value.
Please take advantage of these great webinars. 🙂