Category: Editorial

Meet the Candidates

The STC election is scheduled to begin 9 March and end at 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4) on 30 March. In March, voting instructions and ballots will be mailed to members who selected this option on their 2012 applications and renewal forms. All other members will be emailed instructions for accessing the online ballot. Please note, STC bylaws specify that the Vice President automatically becomes President the following year. Alan Houser automatically succeeds to the office of President from his previous office of Vice President. Therefore, he does not appear on the ballot this year. NOTE:  All STC members must have… Read the rest

A Note from the Editor

—Liz Pohland liz.pohland@stc.org I frequently hear concerns from technical communicators about increased pressure to prove their value to hiring managers and employers. But I often wonder how this can be accomplished amidst such rapid technological change, advancements in how we manage content, and outdated or poorly written job descriptions. Two articles in this issue suggest ways we might approach the concern. In their article, “TechCom 2.0: Reinventing Our Relevance in the 2000s,” Jack Molisani and Scott Abel explain how, as a result of the exciting and rapid changes in technology, technical communicators must learn new skills and market themselves in… Read the rest