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Wednesday, May 11:
The Search for Simplicity

with John Smart, President of Smart Communications, Inc.

To quote engineer Leonardo De Vinci, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” This statement can apply to the clarity of technical documentation.

John Smart offers to share his global vision for the use of Controlled English (CE) and Simplified Technical English (STE) as a worldwide language. This is a great opportunity to hear from an expert who can explain Simplified Technical English and debunk the myths.

Join us in person for this free event at the Waltham Public Library, or attend virtually via webinar ($10). Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot!

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InterChange 2016 was a success!

Many thanks to our speakers, volunteers, and others who worked hard to make the conference a success. Special thanks go to Emily Alfson, our conference chair, for managing to make it all come together, even while working from a distance. Thanks, Emily!

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Job Bank Updates

There are jobs awaiting applicants in the members' area job bank. Is one of them your dream job?

  • Start-Up Opportunity - Contract in Boston
  • Technical Writer, Senior to Intermediate, Boston, MA
  • Senior Technical Writer - Learning Product Developer - Contract, Andover, MA
  • Technical Writer, 36-month contract, Andover, MA
  • Part-Time Instructor, Tools and Technologies for Technical Writers
  • Intermediate Technical Writer - Boxborough, MA
  • Website Technical Information and E-book, Remote Project
  • Office 365 Instructional Designer, Contract, Westboro, MA
  • Office 365 Instructional Designer, Contract, Cambridge, MA
  • Junior to Mid–Range Technical Writer, Cambridge, MA
  • Architectural/Engineering Services - Proposal Writer, Marlborough, MA

See details for these positions at the job bank. For recruiters and hiring managers, contact Steven Greffenius to post free announcements for positions you want to fill. Please put STC Job Bank in the subject line.

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The New England chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) with more than 250 members. The New England chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

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