January is award season. Although this ceremony wasn’t as glamorous as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, it meant a lot to the authors and editors who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to technical communications. The Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communication hosted its annual dinner and awards ceremony last night. Here are some pictures from the event. Special thanks go to author Karl Wiegers for traveling from his home in the Portland, Ore., area to Seattle to accept his award in person.

DSC_0017 Editor Devon Musgrave accepts the award on behalf of the author and editors of CLR via C#, Fourth Edition
DSC_0019 Author Karl Wiegers picks up the award for Software Requirements, Third Edition, which he co-wrote with Joy Beatty. At left is STC award coordinator Kristine Haugseth.
DSC_0022 From left: Author Karl Wiegers with Carol Dillingham, Kim Spilker, and Devon Musgrave from Microsoft Press.

Award-winning books:  

Excellence Award

    
  cover for Software Requirements 3rd Edition

Software Requirements, Third Edition

Authors: Karl Wiegers, Joy Beatty

Editors: Devon Musgrave, Carol Dillingham

 

cover for CLR via C# 4th Edition

CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

Author: Jeffrey Richter

Editors: Devon Musgrave, Carol Dillingham

 

cover for Windows 8 Plain and Simple

Windows 8 Plain & Simple

Author: Nancy Muir

Editor: Kenyon Brown

 

Merit Award

cover for Exam Ref 70-417 Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Author: J.C. Mackin

Editors: Karen Szall, Valerie Woolley

 

cover for MOS Study Guide Microsoft Word 2013

MOS 2013 Study Guide for Microsoft Word

Author: Joan Lambert

Editor: Rosemary Caperton

 

cover for Training Guide Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Author: Mitch Tulloch

Editors: Karen Szall, Carol Dillingham