Next San Francisco Forum
Date: Monday, December 9
Web Editing and Content Management: A Web Strategist’s Perspective
Few editors today can escape either working with online content directly, or working on a project that will feature a web-based component. And addressing problems and managing content for the web is a valuable skill set that savvy editors can be prepared to offer in today’s competitive market. You don't have to be a web editor to offer clients valuable editorial guidance for managing their online content, but you do have to know what makes editing online unique.
Join us for an in-depth discussion with Nica Lorber, who works with clients to develop sound web content-management practices that, unlike traditional print-based editing, require dynamic solutions based on how online audiences read and sort through volumes of information.
Together, we'll review the most common mistakes related to how content is presented online, as well as identify best-practice solutions for avoiding the pitfalls.
So come meet a web professional and Drupal expert who brings people’s ideas to life and is passionate about making the web work for her clients—even guiding some through a content strategy overhaul. Gain some industry perspective to make yourself even more marketable as the demand for online content management continues to grow.
Nica Lorber is creative director and web strategist at Chapter Three, a San Francisco-based web strategy and design firm focused on using Drupal, a free, open-source content management system (CMS).
Date: March 2014
Specific date and topic in planning—send a suggestion to Jim Norrena, SF Forum Coordinator. Stay tuned.
Parking: On-street parking on Post and neighboring streets is free after 6 p.m. Garage parking is available three blocks away in the Sutter-Stockton Garage, 330 Sutter Street at the corner of Sutter and Stockton.
Next South Bay Forum
Date: Monday, March 10
InDesign for Editors
Adobe InDesign is pervasively used in the publishing industry for page layout and design, yet many editors know little about its features, let alone how to use it on a regular basis. Join us for a workshop on InDesign for editors, presented by Donna Caldwell. We'll cover topics ranging from using InDesign's editorial tools, incorporating the program into your workflow, and its relationship to InCopy, Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, with the goal of helping you offer potential clients optimized solutions for their projects. We'll also discuss file packaging for exporting files to other users, file sharing and collaboration, and nifty features, such as conditional text that enables you to easily craft different output from the same master file for different purposes.
Donna Caldwell of Caldwell Communication, returning as a BAEF forum presenter by request, is an Adobe-certified instructor, specializing in Acrobat, InDesign, FrameMaker, and InCopy. In addition to training for publishing software, she has designed documentation templates over the last 20 years with an emphasis in automating, simplifying and standardizing the production process for her clients.
Date: Tuesday, May 20
Got Scrabble? Playing with Your Words on Scrabble Night
Forget about deadlines, rates, and difficult clients. This night is about fun and relaxation. So bring your dog-eared dictionary, dust off that Scrabble set, and join your fellow wordsmiths in a friendly round or two of Scrabble. If you have any questions, please contact Scrabble Night coordinator Annie Belt c/o South Bay Forum Coordinator.