My social media presentation for STC’s NY Metro chapter

I gave my first-ever talk at the STC NY Metro chapter on Thursday, Nov. 12, about the benefits of social media for technical communicators. The audience was enthusiastic and engaged, and I think everyone learned something and had a good time (including me!).

We covered popular social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as the benefits of having your own blog and/or web site. The Content Content podcast was also a topic of discussion and more than a few questions.

I’d love to get some feedback, or answer any questions, in the comments! I’d also be happy to present it again at other chapters.

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Content Content podcast episode 6 – Where’s my Flare – featuring Dr. Carlos Evia

Dr. Carlos Evia, Director of Professional and Technical Writing at Virginia Tech

Dr. Carlos Evia, Director of Professional and Technical Writing at Virginia Tech

Dr. Carlos Evia is featured on a jaw-dropping episode of the Content Content podcast. We discuss cutting-edge developments in the DITA world, as well as the similarities and differences between academicians and practitioners of technical communication.

Carlos is the Director of Professional and Technical Writing at Virginia Tech, is on the Lightweight DITA Technical Committee, and is an advocate for using multimedia with DITA.

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Carlos Evia

Carlos Evia on Twitter

Taking the DITA troubleshooting topic for a spin

The academician and the practitioner should be friends

Tom Johnson podcast with Lisa Meloncon

Outsourcing Technical Communication, edited by Carlos

Developing Quality Technical Information

Information Development World

Unsung heroes of DITA presentation by Gretyl Kinsey

Madcap Flare

oXygen XML Editor

DITA Glass


Lightweight DITA

Virginia Tech Center for Human-Computer Interaction

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Upcoming conferences and podcasts

It’s been a hectic and busy September, but my updated business cards came in time for me to attend two conferences this month.

I’m excited to be able to attend the Content Camp Philadelphia this weekend on Sept. 19. Philly is a great beer town, so let’s get a beer afterwards!

I’ll also be at Information Development World in San Jose from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Somehow I managed to win admission by tweeting. Big thanks to Danielle Villegas of Dair Communications for the opportunity!

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to record a new Content Content podcast this month. But, I’m especially excited to meet a lot of people at these conferences, especially outside of my usual TechComm comfort zone. I’m hoping to line up some guests for future podcasts. For now, you can listen to the latest podcast with Marcia Riefer Johnston, which has been popular not only in the technical communication realm, but also the world of content marketing.

If you’re attending either of these conferences, please say hi!

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Content Content podcast episode 5 – Undefinable Me featuring Marcia Riefer Johnston

Marcia Riefer Johnston, guest for episode 5 of the Content Content podcast

Marcia Riefer Johnston, guest for episode 5 of the Content Content podcast

Tech writer turned content marketer and strategist Marcia Riefer Johnston (@marciarjohnston) discusses her career transitions, her two highly rated books, and her strong love of Strunk and White.

A few links from the show and notes from Marcia:

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Photos from the 2015 TUDOR GTD-PC race at Lime Rock Park

Lime Rock Park is one of the most beautiful places to see a race. After a year away, I appreciated it even more, especially as they upgraded the facilities. The drive to Lime Rock from northern New Jersey is a … Continue reading

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