Watercooler Chat: Hey, Ms. Language Person **

Bring your tired, your poor, your burdened sentences yearning to be free. Or come prepared to talk about your favorite books on writing. Or bring on the pet peeves! All language lovers welcome.

Please join us for a lively discussion with Marcia Riefer Johnston, best-selling author and guest editor for STC Intercom's January issue.

Date and Time
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:00PM EST/9:00AM PST
(Convert to your timezone ...)

Watercooler Format
  • No formal presentation will be given.
  • All who attend are encouraged to ask and respond to questions.
  • The Watercooler Chat will occur via the Chat interface in the TE SIG Adobe Connect Room .
  • The chat will occur in audio and text formats (no video presentation).
  • See Watercooler Chats for more information.
Join The Watercooler Chat
  • On the day of the event, join the TE SIG Adobe Connect Room .
  • Depending on your browser settings, you may be prompted to install or run a Flash plug-in in order to continue.
  • At the Connect Login screen, click the button "Enter as a Guest", type in your name, and click "Enter Room".
  • To join the audio conference, you will experience best connectivity results whether you click the button to receive a dial-out call or you call into the conference.
  • Avoid using a microphone, which may create static and make it difficult for you to participate.
  • For additional information, read the file Adobe Connect Guide for Participants.pdf.
  • After a brief introduction, the chat will begin!
  • This is an audio AND text-driven chat. No video required.
  • Enter your questions and comments into the chat interface and the moderator will respond.
  • After the event, a recording of the audio and the accompanying text chat transcript will be made available in the file gallery for all SIG members.
Post-Chat Resources
Moderator Profile
Marcia Riefer Johnston
Marcia Riefer Johnston

Marcia Riefer Johnston is the author of Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them) , an award-winning #1 best seller on Amazon under Writing Skills.

Marcia has run a technical-writing business for ….. a long time. She recently became managing editor of the Intelligent Content blog for the Content Marketing Institute. She taught tech writing in the Cornell University Engineering School and studied under Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff in the Syracuse University MA program in creative writing.

Her words have landed on billboards, blackboards, birthday cakes, boxes of eggs, and the blurb you’re reading right now. For more, see http://howtowriteeverything.com .

**Title Note
For those of you who missed Dave Barry’s glory days at the Miami Herald, give “Mr. Language Person” a Google, or take a peek at this classic article: Mr. Language Person: Weird word problems. In case we have run out of things to chat about (ha!) during our hour at the e-watercooler, you’ll at least have something good to read.

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