Technical Writing Contest!

Golden Gate Branch YMF and Atlas Geotechnical are co-sponsoring a young members technical writing contest this Fall.  You all are aware, some of you more than others, how much emphasis I put on communication skills.  So here’s us putting (prize) money where our mouth is.  It’s going to be a marvelous time.

Also, we’re looking for a third judge.  If none of you volunteer I plan to hit up Cliff Craft, though I worry that his editorial style would cause many entrants to wind up in tears. Drop me a note if you’re interested and can spare a few hours reading and critiquing 500-word entries.  Maybe we can work out a cost-sharing deal for the awards banquet.

The announcement and rules for entry are here:

2013 Technical Writing Contest

Those of you who want to test your skills should consider dropping in an entry too.  You can’t win the prize money, but you could win my enduring admiration. Show us what you got; scribble up 500 of your best words and let’s see how you seasoned professionals stack up against the students and entry-level engineers.