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28th May 2009

Corel Wins Award of Excellence from Society for Technical Communication

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CorelOttawaCorel Corporation today announced that its documentation team has been recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Society for Technical Communication (STC). ‘The CorelDRAW® Handbook: Insights from the Experts’ won top honors in the STC BannerInternational Technical Publications competition receiving praise for its appealing and inviting design, as well as its effectiveness in strengthening readers’ connection to the product. ‘Insights from the Experts’ is essential resource material included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4.

The STC International Technical Publications Competition recognizes and encourages excellence in communication through printed media. Each entry is evaluated for qualities including production, design and typography, copy editing, content and organization, and graphics.

‘Visually, this publication is dramatic, attractive, and appealing. Its concept is interesting and from a marketing standpoint, very effective. The testimonial approach and the contributors’ sharing of their expertise provide new users with a powerful message about the product’s capabilities and potential,’ said the STC judging panel. ‘The writing is conversational, leading readers to view the contributors as providing one-on-one training – a very effective approach.’

The CorelDRAW Handbook: “Insights from the Experts” shares the insights of graphic design experts who use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite in their professional workflow. The contributors come from around the world, reflecting CorelDRAW’s international appeal and impact with graphic design professionals in fields as diverse as engraving, sign making, airbrushed mural creation, vehicle illustration, magazine layout and fashion design. Each tutorial reflects the creative precision, imagination and passion that the artist brings to their respective projects.

“We are honored to work with such a talented documentation team, whose passion and commitment to our users is reflected in the high quality materials that they consistently produce,” said Gérard Métrailler, Senior Director of Product Management, Graphics for Corel. ‘We’re delighted that the team has been recognized for their tireless work on this important publication.’

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