This past January, I wrote, “As we wrapped up 2011 and began preparing for 2012," we were notified by the Society for Technical Communication, Carolina Chapter, that three SAS Press books received awards in the 2011-2012 competition. . . .
Entries receiving a Distinguished or Excellence award from the local STC chapter were eligible for submission to the STC International Summit Awards. Because all three of the SAS Press submissions in the 2011-2012 competition met these criteria, we submitted them to the international competition this past February. I am happy to report that we just received notice that in addition to the awards received at the local level, all three books also took awards at the international level.
- Multiple Comparisons and Multiple Tests Using SAS®, Second Edition, which received an award of Distinguished in the STC Carolina Chapter competition, also received an award of Merit in this year’s STC International Summit Awards. Author Peter Westfall is a long-time SAS Press author; these are his first two STC awards. Author Randall Tobias is a long-time SAS Press author; these are his first two STC awards. Author Russell Wolfinger is a SAS employee; he now has five STC awards.
- SAS® Functions by Example, Second Edition, which received an award of Distinguished in the STC Carolina Chapter competition, also received an award of Distinguished Technical Communication in this year’s STC International Summit Awards. Author Ron Cody is a long-time SAS Press author; he now has four STC awards.
- Statistical Programming with SAS/IML® Software, which received an award of Excellence in the STC Carolina Chapter competition, also received an award of Excellence in this year’s STC International Summit Awards. Author Rick Wicklin is a SAS employee and first-time SAS Press author; this is his second STC award.
Once again, please join us in congratulating these authors for their well-deserved honors.
In case you are wondering, here’s a description of the award criteria:
An Award of Merit consistently meets high standards in most areas. The entry might contain a small number of major or minor flaws, but it still applies technical communication principles in a highly proficient manner.
An Award of Excellence consistently meets high standards in all areas. The entry might contain a single major flaw or a few minor flaws. The entry demonstrates an exceptional understanding of technical communication principles.
An Award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry 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 that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.
Wondering about past winners?
Click here for a complete list of SAS Press books that have received STC awards.