Boston Broadside
September/October 2003
Vol. 61,  No. 1
 Newsletter of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication


Copyright © STC Boston 2003

Announcements and Activities

Register to enter, judge, or participate in the STC competitions. Check out and spread the word.

Come to an upcoming program or workshop. Watch for upcoming events at

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Get involved in the Chapter's activities at

Boston Chapter Happenings

Thursday, September 18: The Online Information Special Interest Group will host Neil Perlin, one of STC-Boston's most accomplished and active presenters, who will talk about XML tools for Word. To register for the meeting in advance, go to

Friday, September 19: Registration for entries in the Publications competition closes.

Friday, October 3: Registration for entries in the Art and Online competitions close.

Monday, October 6: The Idea Watch Special Interest Group will hold a program on Single-sourcing. Visit to register for the event and link to the reading material. For more information about this SIG, visit

Tuesday, October 7: The Consulting and Independent Contractor Special Interest Group will conduct an open forum to discuss rates, making job contacts, self-employment concerns, marketing techniques, agents vs. working independently, and exchanging job leads and referral sources. See for more information.

Wednesday, October 15: 50th Birthday Party, STC to the Movies. Learn more and register at

Other Upcoming Events

September 30: Boston IA has a program on "Using Style Sheets for Web Accessibility." Visit for further details.

October 1: WITI (Women in Technology International) has a program coming titled "Women Leading Reinvention and Innovation." Visit for more information.

October 6-7: The Documentation & Training 2003 conference will be held at Boston University. The cost for the two-day conference is $599, and includes 32 sessions, 2 keynotes, food/reception, and materials. Visit or

October 8: The Central Massachusetts chapter of ASTD will have a program on "Needs Assessment: Are you meeting the training needs of your clients?" at the Holy Cross College in Worcester. Visit

October 14: ISPI will hold a program on "Coaching: Real Life Stories." See for more information.

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