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Society-Level Offices for 2017

By Bernard Aschwanden | Chair, Nominating Committee Are you interested in becoming a candidate for elected office in 2017? Can you suggest, or do you know someone who would make a great contribution to the Society by being elected? Are you interested in learning more about a particular office? If…

Couldn’t Attend the Summit? Now You Can!

The 2016 Technical Communication Summit may have just ended, but you can still attend all the sessions—without traveling across the country or across the globe. The content of more than 40 sessions was captured (audio and visuals) and will be available shortly on the STC website (www.stc.org) through Summit Playback!…

International Summit Awards

Each year, the Society for Technical Communication sponsors international competitions through which technical communicators have the opportunity to receive recognition for their work. STC chapters hold preliminary competitions from which Excellence and Distinguished Award winners advance to the international level. Each entry is judged against criteria that measure the degree…

President’s Award

The President’s Award honors those who have made distinguished contributions to the profession of technical communication or the Society. The President’s Award is awarded solely at the discretion of the President, who announces the names of the recipients during the opening session of the STC Summit. This year, Bernard Aschwanden,…

Community of the Year

Each year, the Community Achievement Awards recognize a SIG, professional, or student chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities. Previously, communities were awarded Community of Distinction, Excellence, and Merit in descending order of prestige; this year, the levels were updated to…

Columns

Leveraging Culture, National Identity, and Language: An Interview with Dr. Nitish Singh

By Scott Abel | STC Senior Member In the digital age, change happens quickly. This column features interviews with the movers and shakers—the folks behind new ideas, standards, methods, products, and amazing technologies that are changing the way we live and interact in our modern world. Got questions, suggestions, or…

Getting Ahead in Your Career

By Kit Brown-Hoekstra | STC Fellow and Cindy Currie | STC 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…

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Mark Your Calendar

1 15–18 June The 2016 American Society for Indexing (ASI) Annual Conference will take place at the Conference Chicago University Center in Chicago, IL. ASI +1 (480) 245-6750 info@asindexing.org www.asindexing.org/conference-2016/ 2 19–23 Sept The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society will hold its Annual Meeting 19-23 September at the Washington Hilton,…

Welcome to My Website, Said the Writer to the ____________*

By Karen Rempel | STC Senior Member I have been a technical writing consultant for over 20 years, and I’d like to share some of my adventures in owning an exceptionally high-ranking technical writing website. I was unenthusiastic about creating my first website, but in 2008 a friend urged me…