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Feb 10: Feedback Finesse — The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

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If you are an independent contractor or a freelance technical writer, you are being paid for your services by either an hourly rate (for however long they need you) or a fixed amount of money (to produce a specific deliverable).

Companies often ask you to sign their contracting agreements. Do you ever ask them to sign yours?

While I am not an attorney and am not qualified to give legal advice, I’m happy to share some lessons I’ve learned about what to contracts, and why.

This webinar covers:

  • The difference between a contract, a letter of agreement, and other contracting terms
  • How to document what you are going to do
  • How to document what you are NOT going to do
  • How to manage change requests (aka “mission creep”)
  • How to set payment terms that favor you
  • Other hard-won lessons learned from over 20 years of buying and selling corporate services

Technical communicators serve as a cornerstone in the flow of feedback through organizations that goes well beyond editorial feedback on different content types. In this webinar, speaker Liz Herman will show you how to add some finesse to the way you give and receive feedback in your organization. Learn new ways to deliver meaningful feedback. Understand how to thoughtfully respond to feedback. Leave with some artful ways to approach the flow of feedback and some specific resources for additional learning.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Liz Herman Dr. Liz Herman is an STC Associate Fellow and was recently elected to the STC Nominating Committee. She writes, speaks, and teaches on technical communication, project management, and knowledge management topics.

Cost and Registration

This event is open to members and non-members.

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

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Joint TE SIG, SBSTC, and LASTC logo

A joint STC Technical Editing SIG,
Santa Barbara STC, and
Los Angeles STC event