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We Stoop to Conqquer: Adjusting to Mediocrity webinar with Li-At Rathbun

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STC IDL SIG Online

9401 Lee Highway Service Road

Fairfax, VA 22031

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Join us for the "We Stoop to Conqquer: Adjusting to Mediocrity" webinar with Li-At Rathbun.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Presented by the STC combined IDL and Technical Editing SIG Communities

About the webinar

When our boss or client says “good enough” work is good enough, shouldn’t it be good enough? Why is it a struggle to produce mediocre work when that’s what the customer wants? Yes, one day the powers-that-be will agree that all documentation must be flawless and superb. But how do we survive until that day comes? This session:

  • Explores reasons for why mediocre work might be okay
  • Teaches us a mantra—for those times we just need to hunker down and deliver so much less than what we’re capable of
  • Is a venting session! In our cone of silence, we will close our eyes, use anonymous names, and share our travails.

We will learn we are not alone in the trenches of mediocrity!* * No, of course you’ve never worked on a project of this sort; I’m talking to the others. You’ll just be there “to observe.”

We will be recording the webinar, so feel free to enjoy the presentation knowing that you can see the recording at a later date.

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The content will be introductory (e.g., > “101 level”) and will also be valuable to practitioner level attendees.

About the Speaker: Li-At Rathbun

Li-At Rathbun has over 20 years of technical communication experience (yes, since kindergarten). For the last eleven of those years, she’s worked primarily as the technical editor at Yardi Systems—an international software company.

Li-At is an STC Associate Fellow and she teaches the popular “Technical Editing Foundations” STC online course.


If you’re in Santa Barbara on the first Saturday of any given month, you might catch Li-At performing with Santa Barbara Improv. You can connect with Li-At on LinkedIn and Twitter (@virtual_li).

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