[Edited 2/5/11] This recent article on fonts by Laura Miller on Salon.com caught my eye: Hideous fonts may boost reading comprehension On the subject of fonts (or, typefaces, to use the more technically accurate term), feelings often run high. People have their favorites, for reasons both practical and sentimental. The story of how Helvetica becameContinue reading “Learning experiences and learning styles”
One hundred and fifty years ago, traditionalists predicted the telephone would never catch on as a means of business communication. What industrialist in his right mind would agree to a contract over a wire? No, the only way to conduct business was face to face. I can remember when electronic mail first became available forContinue reading “Email? lol”
On November 7 I sat down with Clarence “Buck” Chaffee to discuss work on the STC certification program. The interview was recorded and posted to the STC Notebook blog on STC.org. You can watch it here: Video: Steven Jong and Buck Chaffee Talk About STC’s Certification Process (Behind the scenes: We thought there would beContinue reading “I interview Buck Chaffee about certification”
I’m a sucker for headlines with numbers in them—you know, like “Five Reasons the iPad will Take Over the World” or ‘The 10 Phoniest Movie Monsters of All Time.” So I read with interest “Seven Marketable Skills that Most Technical Writers Have,” by Laura Spencer, on the blog ihearttechnicalwriting.com. To summarize, her list is: InterviewContinue reading “Marketable skills”
I posted a report on the KSA workshop on the Certification Committee’s blog at at MySTC.STC.org. Check it out!
STC is beta-testing a new community networking site, MySTC.STC.org. The Certification Committee is participating in the beta test, and we have started a group there. So far, so good… It has blogs, forums (which I think can be opened up to the world), and a listserv we will use for committee correspondence. We hope theContinue reading “A new source for STC certification news”
Jan Freeman, who blogs about language at Throw Grammar from the Train, lists here ten picky rules of grammar that are wrong. Oh, dear! I think I believe(d) all these rules 8^( How about you?