Touchstone 2011-12 Awards

The six Northern California chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) sponsor an annual technical communication competition. We submit winners in the Distinguished category to the Society-level competitions, where they compete with entries from around the world.

Distinguished

The entry is clearly superior in all areas. It contains no major flaws, and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly in the way it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.

Autodesk Inventor WikiHelp

Autodesk

Kristen Kent                          Claudia Wood

Sonoma Medicine

Sonoma County Medical Association

Steve Osborn                         Cynthia Melody                          Linda McLaughlin
Erika Goodwin                      Rachel Pandolfi

Excellence

The entry consistently meets high standards in all areas. It might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry clearly demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac User's Guide

Parallels

Jason Cabassi                        Andrey Starovoitov                      Christina Kajtsa
Tanya Romanova

Chatter Video Library

salesforce.com

Dean Atchison                      Noella Tavares                            Sarah Marovich

Merit

The entry consistently meets high standards in most areas. It might contain a small number of major or minor flaws but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.

Advent Revenue Center 3.0: Completing Your Billing Cycle

Advent

Stewart Florsheim                 Heather Donnell

Moxy 7: Using the Portfolio Manager

Advent

Stewart Florsheim                 John Biasatti

AT3545G Full Spectrum DWDM Transmitters—Installation and Activation Guide

Aurora

Vince Swanson                      Ed Perry                                       Greg Heath

GT3410A T1/E1 Access Module Installation and Activation Guide TM 87-10444

Aurora

Fred M Wickersham            Shridhar Kulkarni                       Chuck Becker
Ed Perry

TN-10-002—OR4148H RFoG and TN-10-007—OR4168H RFPON Diplexer/Return Receiver Installation and Setup

Aurora

Vince Swanson                      Ed Perry                                       Glenn Carley

AutoCAD User Assistance Videos

Autodesk

Jonathan Geary                     Allen Lowe                                   Marianne Schwerdtfeger

Energy IQ: Australia's Champion of Conservation

Chevron

Claire Tom                            Wai Tu

Corel Painter 12 Getting Started Guide

Corel

Carmen Humplik                 Nadezda Vladimirova                Ludmila Minkova
Corel Painter Development Team

Oracle PeopleSoft Information Development – Hosted Documentation Website

Oracle

Hideto Kishi                          Jessica True                                Lisa Brown

Oracle PeopleSoft Information Development – PeopleSoft Information Portal

Oracle

Greg Parikh                           Race Bannon

Oracle PeopleSoft Information Development – Upgrade Resources Report Tool

Oracle

Greg Parikh                           Laurice Strickland

Pegasus Product Manual, v1.0

PROMISE Technology

Daniel Doornbos

Chatter Help

salesforce.com

Sarah Marovich                     Lauren Pederson                        Chris McGuire
Kristen Powell                       Noella Tavares                            Liane Yee
Stefanie Andersen                Sheri Bernard

Database.com Workbook

salesforce.com

Jon Mountjoy                         Mike Jacobsen

ISVforce Workbook

salesforce.com

Mario Korf

Java for Heroku Workbook

salesforce.com

Mark Leonard                       James Ward

STC Silicon Valley Website

STC Silicon Valley Chapter

DJ Cline                                 Doug Wray                                  Todd Hawley

vSphere 5 Videos

VMWare

Renate Kempf                       Amy Bowman                              Chuck Potter
Doreen Kasson                      Gary Gray                                    Diane Huffman
Svetlana Voskoboinikova

NanoSec Product Guide

Write Quick

Monique Semp

Judges

The following people evaluated the entries: Mysti Berry, Melody Brumis, DJ Cline, Nathaniel Lim, Patrick Lufkin, Michael Meyer, Joy Montgomery, Chris Muntzer, Bruce Poropat, Frank Ripp, Vince Swanson, Gail Waldron, and Prescott Williams

Volunteers

The following people volunteered in non-judging roles: Guy Haas, Judith Herr, Misty Herr, Joe Humbert, Patrick Lufkin, and Richard Mateosian