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Society for Technical Communication

Letter from the President of STC

November 20, 2012

Written by Jill Money

This is an exciting year for our chapter! Several members are  offering their time and expertise with the chapter and their efforts are already adding value and energy to the chapter.

Pat Martz, Webmaster: Pat has been busy redesigning  the STC-SM chapter website. The redesign simplifies and streamlines the  site, both improving the user experience and reducing the complexity of  updating and maintaining information. This helps us get information out  to our members faster. Pat is a principal in Inkberry Solutions, an Ann  Arbor-based company that focuses on technical communication for small  firms. She has a background in the sciences and completed an M.S. degree in Technical and Professional Communication at Lawrence Technological  University. As STC-SM Webmaster, Pat was assisted in evaluating the  website by Lawrence Technological University graduate student Pam  Finger. We are very grateful for the work Pat and Pam have already done  and look forward to continued improvements to the site.

Pam Finger is a candidate in the Master of Science in Technical and  Professional Communication program at Lawrence Tech. Pam’s practicum  includes gathering information from users for the redesign. Pam and Pat  Martz held an interactive program event in September in which they  solicited feedback from attendees on the usability, flow, look, feel and prioritization of content. Pam’s upbeat style and energy in addition to her openness to ideas and feedback are sure to make her practicum as  well as the STC-SM website redesign end product a great success!