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On February 12th, 2020 the STC San Diego chapter gathered at Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley to learn some basic tips and tricks for getting the most bang for your editing buck! In this event, our guest speaker talks about Speed Editing. Discussion centers around how to make the biggest difference in the smallest amount of time, while needing minuscule support. Come to this meetup and learn this undeniably useful skill to further your Tech Comm career.
Speed Editing is a skill
Rush jobs eventually become come up in every Technical Communicator’s career. Linda’s presentation gives you tips and tricks so you’ll be ready for it when it does. Learn how to finish projects in a fraction of the time needed. In this meetup, you’ll learn the tools and tricks you need to have at the ready to provide value. Another way to think about your rush job is as a race, a chance to win and show your skill. What would you do to always be race ready? How can you give the best quality possible when you don’t have the time? Come to the session and find out how Speed Editing can help you work smart, have heart, and show your worth!
About the Speaker
Linda Oestreich is a well-known speaker in the world of Technical Communication. Her field of expertise include leadership, career management, writing and editing, creativity, information design, self-branding, ethics, and mind-mapping. Linda is an STC Fellow and former International President of the Society. Aside from that, she has also been on the Board of Directors for 10+ years and a member of STC since 1979. Presently, she is a member of the Houston and San Diego chapters and the Technical Editing SIG. She also co-presents the STC Certificate Program entitled Technical Editing Fundamentals.
Linda’s career has spanned Technical Communications from many perspectives, these include: management, human resources, academe, writer, editor, content manager, information architect, and project manager. She is a senior consultant with The Marlin Alliance, where she contractually supports the Director of Civilian Human Resources and EEO at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)-Headquarters in San Diego. She has a lifetime teaching credential from the California Community College System and currently teaches basic editing and information design for the Technical Communication Certificate Program at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Extension.
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