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Telephone Webinar

How to Submit an Award-Winning Entry to the Competitions

Event Summary

Wednesday, 1 September 2004
11:45 a.m. install WebEx viewer and set up
12 noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT Webinar
Your workspace!
$5.00 per phone dialed into the 800 number
Registration is required for this event and must be made by Monday, 23 August 2004. To register, complete the online reservation form.

About the Webinar

Join this WebEx presentation and audio call to learn about how to successfully enter the Online, Technical Publications, and Art competitions this year and increase your chances of an award!

The Competitions Manager (a former Chapter and International judge) will host this session. You will learn:

  • How to pick your best work
  • How to pick the right competition category
  • What criteria the judges use to evaluate your entry
  • How to communicate "special circumstances" for your entry
  • How to handle particular entries: context-sensitive Help, PDFs, multivolume documentation sets, etc.
  • How to duplicate and package your entry
  • Q & A

Target Audience

Competition entrants who want to increase their chances to WIN!

About the Instructor

Melissa Brown is a technical writer at QuadraMed Corporation in Reston, where she writes user guides and online Help for healthcare applications. She has over 10 years of experience in the technical writing field. Melissa is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and past manager of the STC WDC Online Special Interest Group (SIG).

She also actively participates in local and international STC technical writing competitions and has won awards of Merit and Excellence for her own work. She is currently serving as First Vice President and Competitions Manager.

Fees and Registration

$5.00 per call-in site

That is, if you have 5 people using the same phone, it will only cost $5.00. You must provide the names and email addresses of all participants so that they will receive the WebEx invitation. Please include this information in the online reservation form.


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