Writing Examples

Date Name of Publication, Paper, or Presentation
June 2015 “A Day in the Life: Consulting, Contracting, and Freelancing” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/? p=3180)
May 2015 “New 2015-2016 Officers Elected!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3251)
February 2015 “Looking for a job? Volunteer!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3178)
December 2014 “Teamwork is King!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3163)
December 2014 “Make a difference in YOUR chapter!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3021)
September 2014 “Email Etiquette (and Other Pet Peeves)” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3123)
September 2014 “Process makes perfect” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3113)
April 2014 “May Meeting will be a TREAT!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=3074)
August 2013 “Meet September speaker Kit Brown-Hoekstra” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=2848)
August 2013 “Don’t miss Joe Welinske!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=2835)
July 2013 “Joel Meier receives Associate Fellow honor” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=2788)
April 2013 “Kit Brown-Hoekstra elected STC Vice President!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=2688)
April 2013 “In Memoriam: George E. Hoerter” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=2629)
January 2012 “In Memoriam: Suzanna Laurent” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=1544)
February 2012 “Our own Deb Lockwood elected a Fellow!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=1697)
November 2011 “Volunteer to help STC RMC!” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=1422)
May 2010 “Resume Tips and Tricks” article in the Society for Technical Communication Rocky Mountain Chapter (STC RMC) blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=212)
December 2009 “Interview with Martha Sippel, President’s Advisor, STC RMC 2009-2010” article in the STC RMC blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=63)
November 2009 “Xeriscaping - Sustainability in Practice” article in the Usability Professional's Association (UPA) UX Magazine (http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/uxmagazine/sustainability_in_practice/)
May 2009 “Selling Yourself and Your Skills to Prospective Clients” presented as a workshop at the 56th Annual STC International Conference in Atlanta, GA.
April 2009 “Honoring our Rocky Mountain Chapter DCSA Winners” article in the STC RMC blog (http://stcrmc.org/wordpress/?p=25)
August 2007 “Which Resume Format is Best?” article in Technicalities (Vol. 48 No. 1), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/aug_sept_2007/feature2.htm)
May/June 2007 “Lasting Flower Power – Don’t be Impatiens!” article in Carriage Club Homeowners Association Newsletter, p.2 This article was moved behind the firewall in the newsletter section on the website – (http://www.carriageclub.com)
June 2006 “Don’t Gamble with your Career – STC’s 53rd Annual Conference” article coauthored with Deb Lockwood in Technicalities (Vol. 46 No. 6), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/june_july_2006/feature1.htm)
May 2006 “Selling Yourself and Your Skills to Prospective Clients” presented at the 53nd Annual STC International Conference as part of the CIC SIG Progression in Las Vegas, NV.
August 2005 “Something for Everyone – 2005 Annual Conference in Seattle” article in Technicalities (vol. 46 No. 1), the STC RMC newsletter (http://stcrmc.org/technicalities/feature1.htm)
May 2005 “Selling Yourself and Your Skills to Prospective Clients” presented at the 52nd Annual STC International Conference as part of the CIC SIG Progression in Seattle, WA.
April 2005 “Transformation in Your Life: Senior Member Awards Celebration/March Chapter Meeting Review” article in Technicalities (Vol. 45, No. 5), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/apr_may_2005/feature4.htm)
2004 Online Investing Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools, Bonnie Biafore, O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2004 — Martha is published as a contributor. She wrote 5 hacks entitled: “Screen Fixed Income Investments,“ “Build an Online Portfolio,” “Asset Allocation: Less Risk on the Road to Returns,” “Keep Allocation in Line,” and “Build a Ladder of Fixed Income Investments.”
2003 How to Hire the Best Technical Communicator — a chapter brochure that promoted technical writing to employers (collaborated with a team of writers on this brochure)
July 2003 “You can do it!” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 6), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/june_july_2003/prez.htm)
July 2003 Honoring our Rocky Mountain Chapter DCSA winner” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 6), the STC Rocky Mountain chapter newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/june_july_2003/current.htm)
May 2003 “Improving your skills inexpensively” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 5), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/april_may_2003/prez.htm)
April 2003 “A roadmap to single sourcing” co-authored article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 5), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/april_may_2003/feature5.htm)
February 2003 “How does STC RMC measure up?” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 4), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/feb_march_2003/prez.htm)
December 2002 “Staying competitive with continuing education” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 3), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/dec_jan_2003/prez.htm)
October 2002 “Developing information in the information age” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 2), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/technicalities/oct_nov_2002/prez.htm)
August 2002 “Welcome, it’s time for a changing of the guard,” article in Technicalities (Vol. 43, No. 1), the STC RMC newsletter (http://www.stcrmc.org/newsletter/2002_2003/aug_sept_2002.pdf)
1994-2002 Several articles in Technicalities, the STC Rocky Mountain chapter newsletter
1999 “Designing Automated Custom Templates as Part of a Global Corporation’s Style Guide” presented at the 45th Annual STC International Conference in Anaheim, CA.
1998 “Weathering Transition: Is the Grass Really Greener?” presented at the 44th Annual STC International Conference in Toronto, Canada.
1998 “Weathering Transition: Is the Grass Really Greener?” presented at the Rocky Mountain Chapter Regional Conference in Denver, CO.
1994 to 1995 Scientific Communication Professional Interest Committee newsletter editor and article author