Staying Current

How Spectrum Writing Stays Current For You

Writing, outside training, and presentations are a way of demonstrating that Spectrum Writing stays current in the field and therefore, you can be assured that your results are the most current and effective for your business needs. Spectrum Writing is proud to have written several key articles and presented at conferences on current technology in our field. We continue to accept challenges to write, to present at conferences, and to conduct outside training which may lead to future successful projects for our clients and recognition from our peers.

October 2016 “In Support of a User’s Manual – Taken Too Far?,” Intercom (national publication of the STC).
October 2014 The LavaCon Content Strategy and User Experience Conference, Senior Consultant to Quadralay Corporation for single sourcing with the CloudDraft® product
2014 Referenced in Business Matters, A Freelancer’s Guide to Business and Success in Any Economy, Elizabeth Frick, XML Press
2014 Referenced in Ed Gandia’s International Freelancers’ Academy Warm Email Prospecting Class
July 2013 Invited guest for Ed Gandia’s International Freelancers’ Academy – Topic: Using LinkedIn to find Prospective Clients (Provided as part of the bonus presentation for the Warm Email Prospecting Class)
January 2012 Finding Your Niche as a Consultant in Technical Communications: Specialize for Success – Invited panelist for STC RMC meeting
Spring 2011 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Chapter award for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, which acknowledges the work of chapter members who provide exemplary service to the Society through their dedication to the chapter and its activities. The recipient is nominated by their chapter’s council based on the following basic criteria:

  • Length of chapter membership
  • Consistency of service over the time of chapter membership
  • Variety of service to STC

The Director Sponsor reviews the nominees and submits those approved to the National STC Board for consideration. The STC Board reviews the nominees and determines which nominees will win the award.

Autumn 2009 “Text Insets and Conditional Text,” ISTC Journal
September 2008 Speaker, Boulder Writers’ Alliance Conference, Single Sourcing with Framemaker
March 2008 Speaker, STC RMC Chapter meeting, Working with Offshore, Offsite, and Virtual Teams
September 2007 Speaker, Boulder Writers’ Alliance Conference, Growing a Department of One
May 2007 Invited speaker for the Lone Writer Progression at the 54th annual STC National Conference. (Article published in Intercom, Growing a Department of One, served as the basis for part of the presentation.)
January 2007 “Growing a Department of One,” Intercom (national publication of the STC).
January 2007 Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Framemaker, Metro State College, Denver, CO
November 2006 Framemaker Chautauqua, Presenter: Single-Sourcing with Framemaker and WebWorks Publisher
June 2006 Beginning Framemaker, Metro State College, Denver, CO
April 2006 Writers UA Conference, Presenter: Single-Sourcing on a Shoestring
2006 As a Sr. Technical Writer at Fiserv , Recipient of the SPOT award, which is a corporate-level approved award for outstanding on time service and delivery of products. Awarded by the Director of Quality Assurance and approved by the Executive Vice-President of Software Development.
September 1995 Selected by the editorial board of Natural Gas Fuels (the leading magazine in the cryogenic fuel industry) to author the introductory review article for the 13th National Natural Gas Vehicle Conference and Exhibition (10/1995) – September, 1995, Natural Gas (national publication of the NG industry), Liquefied Natural Gas, Myth vs. Reality
1991 Co-chairperson for National Chemistry Week (1991, 1992) for the San Diego Section of the ACS. Winner of the Phoenix Award (1991) for Outstanding Chem EXPO as part of this event.

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