The Editor's Message
This issue of The Quill is coming to you a little later than planned.
It's my first issue as The Quill editor, and I didn't give myself as much lead time
as it turns out I needed. Still, it's out nearly a week before our November general
meeting (and well in advance of our December general meeting).
I am very grateful to Margie--and those who came before her--for having
everything so organized. While it took me some extra time to collect all the articles and biography
information I needed, assembling the issue went quite smoothly.
I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a degree
in Education from the University of Western Ontario. Upon graduating (way back when),
I decided that, while teenagers one-on-one are delightful people, I couldn't
face whole classrooms of them. Instead, I started my career as a computer programmer.
From there, I got into technical training both in a classroom setting and through
distance (online) education. I found myself enjoying the writing aspects of the job
more than the programming parts, and made the formal switch to technical communication
in 2004. I am currently on sabbatical from the paid workforce, and enjoying having more time
at home with her my two children.
What do you want to see in The Quill? Do you have expertise you'd like to share
in a Quill article? I look forward to hearing from you!
Email Laura at email@example.com.