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Final Slate: Meet the Candidates Running in the 2016 Election

The STC Nominating Committee (composed of members Cindy Currie, Donn DeBoard, Viqui Dill, Marta Rauch, and Chair Alan Houser) is pleased to announce the final slate of candidates for the 2016 Society election. President [caption id="attachment_17577" align="alignnone" width="150"] Adriane Hunt[/caption] Adriane Hunt will automatically succeed from the office of Vice…

David Rose Announced as the Technical Communication Summit 2016 Opening Keynote Speaker

STC is pleased to announce David Rose as the opening keynote speaker for the 2016 Summit. Kick off your time at the Summit with an engrossing discussion from Rose, titled “The New Vanguard for Business: Connectivity, Design, and the Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is the hottest topic…

Anaheim, California: Hometown of the Mouse who Built the Disney Empire

By Art Hoffman | Senoir Member Attendees of STC Summit '16 will be right in the middle of the Anaheim Resort with all that it offers. The most famous attraction is Disneyland, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and the Disney California Adventure theme park. Millions of visitors…

Columns

That’s [Unethical?] Edutainment!

By Jessie Lambert | Guest Columnist This column features ethics scenarios and issues that may affect technical communicators in the many aspects of their jobs. If you have a possible solution to a scenario, your own case, or feedback in general, please contact Derek G. Ross at derek.ross@auburn.edu. Keanu Gist…

The ADA at 25: Technical Communicators as Advocates

By Linda Roberts | Associate Fellow, Lisa Cook |Fellow, and Tyler Williamson | Guest Columnist This column shares information about accessibility requirements and techniques, and introduces standards and policies that might affect your products. If you have feedback, contact Linda Roberts at lerober1@yahoo.com or Lisa Cook at Lisa.Cook@sas.com. Twenty-five years…

Ask a Tech Comm Manager

By Kit Brown-Hoekstra | Fellow and Cindy Currie | Fellow Ask a Tech Comm Manager is an advice column geared toward answering all those questions you have, but might be uncomfortable asking. We glean the questions from social media, forums, and most importantly, from you, dear reader. If we don't…

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Mark Your Calendar

1. 25–28 Jan The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) 2016 will be held at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ. This year's theme is “R&M: Critical to Success in a Technology Reliant World.” For more information, contact: RAMS +1 (603) 863-2832 www.rams.org 2. 11–15 Feb The 2016 American Association…

My Technical Communication Journey

By Jackie Damrau | Fellow Life is interesting and then we find a career. As a young girl, I wanted to follow in my mom's footsteps. I thought she was the greatest secretary. At an early age, my parents bought me a manual typewriter. I took my mom's business school…