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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.

24 October, 2008

STC Toronto’s November event

Tools & Technologies: Structured Authoring & Content Management

Thursday November 13, 2008 5:30pm–9:30pm

Join us for an evening of tales about implementing structured authoring and content management systems from fellow technical communication professionals from around the GTA. You’ll hear about what worked, what didn’t work so well (and how to avoid it), and what possibilities lie ahead if you haven’t already been down this particular road—or if you have, how your experience stacks up against that of others.

Sessions include:

  • Why bad things happen to good CMS’s
  • How to successfully deliver a Content Management System
  • Why implement a CMS at all?

PRICE: Students $10 | STC Members (and affiliates) $20 | Non–members $40

LOCATION: Front Runner Boardroom, 21 St.Clair Ave. E., Toronto (see a Google map).

TTC: St. Clair at Yonge/St. Clair

DATE/TIME: Thursday Nov 13, 2008 starting @ 5:30pm

REGISTER: or phone 416.620.7321

MORE DETAILS: Download a detailed PDF (80k)

See you in November!

This is echoed from the STC Toronto home page.

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