The Secrets of Successful Workplace Writing by Paula LaRocque (LSC-STC May Meeting)

by Louellen Coker on May 12, 2009

Lone Star Community of Society for Technical Communication May Meeting

Topic: The Secrets of Successful Workplace Writing by Paula LaRocque (LSC-STC May Meeting)

Location: Crown Plaza North Dallas/Addison Hotel (14315 Midway Road, Addison, TX)

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Come join the Lone Star Community on Thursday, May 21 as we listen to Paula LaRocque present “The Secrets of Successful Workplace Writing.”
Have you ever done a great job on a writing project only to have the experience tainted by criticism of the writing style you exhibited in an email or other document associated with the project? All of our writing, not just the content of our official work projects, is on view to our managers and colleagues and wide open to their criticism.

Paula LaRocque has made a long career of coaching good writing in the workplace and will be the featured speaker at the May meeting of the Lone Star Community with her program, “The Secrets of Successful Workplace Writing.”

Her session will include the challenges and effects of sentence length, syntax and structure, and the use of active and passive voice. The session will also discuss how to avoid wordiness and redundancy, vague qualifiers, and the use of jargon, fad words, and cliché phrases and words.

Additionally, the Lone Star Community will install the officers for the 2009-2010 program year.

Start Time: 6:00 (please see the LSC website for complete agenda of the evening’s activities.)

Date: 2009-05-21

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Kristin May 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Paula’s presentation is one I have been looking forward to all year! I can’t wait to hear her tips and tricks on polishing our writing skills set!

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