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An “Accidental” Career

By Meryl Natchez | Senior Member Like many of my colleagues, I am a former English major who came to technical writing by accident. I spent a few years as a corporate employee before striking out on my own as a contractor in 1980. By 1982, I had more work than I could do myself. Because I was anxious about having enough work, and I never wanted to turn work down, I started engaging talented consultants to help me. Soon, with no business background, I had a business. TechProse grew by a series of lucky accidents. In the 1980s, the… Read the rest

Mark Your Calendar

Organization Events Across the Globe F.Y.I. lists information about nonprofit ventures only. Please send information to intercom@stc.org. 1 28–30 April The American Society for Indexing (ASI) will be holding its annual conference, with a theme of Providential Transformation, at the Hilton Providence Hotel in Providence, RI. For more information, contact: ASI conference@asindexing.org www.asindexing.org/ 2 29 April–3 May The Council of Science Editors (CSE) will hold its annual meeting, “Making Science Matter,” at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. For more information, contact: CSE +1 (703) 437-4377 CSE@CouncilScience Editors.org www.councilscience editors.org 3 15–18 May 2011 The Society for Technical Communication (STC)… Read the rest