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9 November, 2010

Technical Publications and Online Documentation contests

If you’d like to have your technical documentation evaluated, with suggestions for improvement, enter Canada’s national “tech pubs” competition. This year the Toronto and Southwestern Ontario chapters are holding a competition for all chapters across Canada. Non-members are welcome to enter as well. Submit your online communication or technical publication entry by Tuesday December 3rd. Read more on the STC Toronto Chapter web site (http://www2.stctoronto.org/get-involved/competition).

This is a great opportunity to have your work reviewed by both regional and international industry professionals. The best chapter-level entries will be submitted in the spring to the STC International Competition. A win reflects credit on both you and your employers.
Questions? Contact stctoronto.competition@gmail.com.

12 January, 2009

STC Toronto judging is done

Filed under: people,technical communication,writing — monado @ 19:52
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The STC Toronto judging team descended on Front Runner, whose offices hosted the judging day, on January 10th. Each team of three judges had two or, rarely, three entries to judge.

The entries could be for technical publications (in one of many catergories) or the parallel online tech pubs competition. And each entry was judged by three judges.  We all had a chance to evaluate the entries in advance, using detailed guides that instructed us to consider each aspect of an entry and assign a score to that aspect. So the judging day was mostly for discussing the entries and selecting a concensus score for each aspect.On my team the opinions were fairly close so there was little angst about choosing a score that we all felt fair.

It took several hours but finally all the scores were harmonized among the teams of judges for each entry. A good job well done.

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