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28 Apr: Practical Sketching for Technical Communicators

Missed this event? You can register for the recorded version until 4 June 2021!

Practical Sketching, using basic shapes and lines to convey a word or idea, is scientifically proven to help your memory and attention, and it can also help you nurture your creativity and bring fresh ideas to your writing. We’ll explore using this method as part of a process that begins with reading, helps you develop your ideas and think through problems, and ends with a well-thought-out draft.

Speaker Profile

Elizabeth Alley

Elizabeth Alley is a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) with 11+ years of experience in technical communication, preceded by 11+ years in nonprofit public art project management. She advocates for the user, providing clear and concise information to help readers do their jobs or understand a product or process. As an artist, she focuses on sketching, painting, teaching art to adults, and advocating for the use of sketching in everyday life as a tool to improve memory and observation skills. She has organized, curated, produced, and participated in over 30 solo and group shows since 1999.

Cost and Registration

This event is open to members and non-members.

  • Santa Barbara chapter members: $0
  • Los Angeles chapter members: $0
  • Students: $0
  • Other STC members: $10
  • Non-members: $20

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A joint Santa Barbara STC and
Los Angeles STC event