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and Pacesetter (2012)
and APEX winner (2016)
The Technical Editing SIG focuses on issues related to technical editing. Our goal is to provide editing resources and leadership for STC members who want to learn more about technical editing and its important contributions to our profession. Learn more...

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STC is seeking nominees for the 2017 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication

Author: Webmaster - Published At: Sep 22, 2016 08:58am EDT -
STC News
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is seeking nominees for the 2017 Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication.

The Award recognizes educators who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching in technical communication, and to be eligible for the Award, nominees must
  • Be a current member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC)
  • Have belonged to the Society for Technical Communication (STC) for at least ten years
  • Have been involved in post‐secondary education for at least fifteen years
  • Have made teaching technical communication the primary focus of their career

Anyone may nominate a candidate for the Jay R. Gould Award, and nominations for the Award are due by 5:00pm US Eastern Time on Friday, 21 Oct. 2016.

For complete details, visit https://www.stc.org/notebook/2016/09/21/2017-jay-r-gould-award-excellence-teaching-technical-communication/ .

Get it in Writing: How to Write Contracts for Content Development Projects

Author: Webmaster - Published At: Sep 16, 2016 09:36am EDT -

The first step in any content development project is defining what your customer wants, no matter if your “customer” is a department within your organization or an external company for whom you consult.

If you are an employee in an organization, a doc plan is often sufficient to document product deliverables. But independent contractors and outsource companies must also define payment terms, who owns copyrights, and more.

Clients often ask you to sign their contracting agreements.

Do you ever ask them to sign yours?

The TE SIG and Santa Barbara chapter will join a joint fundraising event on September 27, 2016 with Jack Molisani, the president of ProSpring Technical Staffing, an employment agency specializing in technical writers and other content professionals. In this session, you will learn:
  • The difference between a contract, a letter of agreement, and other contracting terms
  • How to document what you are (and are not) going to do in the project
  • How to manage change requests (aka “mission creep”)
  • How to set payment terms that favor you
  • Other hard-won lessons learned from over 20 years of buying and selling corporate services

Want to avoid conflict, make more money, reduce employment stress?

Then our September webinar is for you!

For complete details and registration, see http://stc-techedit.org/Get+it+in+Writing.

Don't miss these upcoming events!

Author: Webmaster - Published At: Sep 13, 2016 11:11am EDT -
SIG News
Don't miss these upcoming events from the Technical Editing SIG:


September 15, 2016 at 1:30pm EDT

The TE and IDL SIGs will be presenting two encore progressions from this year's #STC16 Technical Communication Summit:
  • Editor as Collaborator with Lori Meyer
  • Lessons My Cat Taught Me About Instructional Design with Jamye Sagan

This is a joint event with the STC Technical Editing SIG and is free to members of the IDL and TE SIGs.

The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording.

For registration information, see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techcomm-showcase-editor-as-collaborator-with-lori-meyer-and-lessons-my-cat-taught-me-about-id-with-tickets-25985038951



September 27, 2016 — SAVE THE DATE

The TE SIG and Santa Barbara chapter will be presenting "Get it in Writing: How to write contracts for content development projects" with Jack Molisani.


Program details and registration will be announced shortly. Be sure to check our website's calendar for details.

September announcements: FREE webinars, #TechComm showcase, and more!

Author: Webmaster - Published At: Sep 06, 2016 09:30am EDT -
SIG News
There's lots to do with the Technical Editing SIG this month:
  • Monthly volunteer meeting, Sep 8
  • Summit 2017 Call for Proposals, thru Sep 12
  • #TechComm Showcase, Sep 15
  • Save the date: Jack Molisani, Sep 27
  • FREE STC Live Web Seminar, Sep 27
  • TEAM Rewards Program
  • SIG Resources
  • Employment Information
  • New member welcome

A view from the Summit

Author: AElfwine - Published At: Aug 07, 2016 07:07am EDT -
Corrigo Articles
How was the Technical Editing Progression at the STC Summit? A student gives her view and more on Corrigo.

August announcements

Author: Webmaster - Published At: Aug 01, 2016 10:00am EDT -
SIG News
Stay cool this summer... with these great events:
  • Summit 2017 Call for Proposals, Aug 1
  • Watercooler chat, Aug 10
  • Monthly volunteer meeting, Aug 11
  • Technical Editing Fundamentals, Aug 16-Sep 20
  • STC Live Web Seminars in August
  • TEAM Rewards Program
  • SIG Resources
  • New member welcome

One more APEX Award for the SIG!

Author: Webmaster - Published At: Jun 22, 2016 10:33am EDT -
SIG News
For the seventh straight year, the Technical Editing SIG's website has been received an APEX Award of Excellence!

The APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) award is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Not only does our website provide many resources for SIG members and help to promote STC's mission, but it is also a strong collaboration platform for our volunteers.

Thanks to all of our members and volunteers who helped maintain our award-winning website!

If you're a SIG member and want to become more involved, we have lots of Volunteer Positions... Contact us for more information.

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