Email Lists

The Technical Editing SIG maintains two email lists for its members: the discussion list (stctesig-l) and the announcement list (stc_tesig_ann). The SIG does not automatically subscribe its members to the discussion list; that is, you must subscribe and maintain your subscription yourself. The announcement list is for announcements, such as meetings, conference information, and elections. Members cannot post to the announcement list.

You do not have to be a member of STC or the Technical Editing SIG to subscribe to the discussion list. But, if you're interested in editing topics, we hope you consider Pencil icon joining STC and the SIG!

You can subscribe to the discussion list by using: link). If you do not regularly use mailing lists, please read the Tips section below.

You can manage your profile, email address, and other subscription settings from this Web site(external link). You can also read current and past posts to the discussion list, as well as add new posts to the discussion list from this Web site. Contact the discussion list administrator if you have any questions. Talk to you soon!

We provide a read-only mirror of the discussion list in the forums area. We also have a discussion area for our group on the MySTC Network.

Subscribing to and Unsubscribing from the Discussion List

The Subscribing to stctesig-l section appears at the bottom of link). Complete the e-mail/password fields and then click the Subscribe button.
Join the mailing list

  1. Go to link).
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. It is recommended that you enter your name.
  4. Specify a password.
  5. Choose if you would like to receive mail batched in a digest format.
  6. Click Subscribe.

A confirmation email will be sent to you. When you reply to that you will become a full member of the mailing list.

To unsubscribe from the discussion list:
Send a blank email to stctesig-l-leave at

Sending a Post to the Discussion List

You can post to the discussion list by sending an email message to this address:
stctesig-l at

Changing Your Email Address or Updating Your Discussion List Profile

If you change your email address, you must change it in your discussion list profile yourself (it does not automatically change when you change it with the society office).
  1. Go to the member options Web site at link).
  2. Enter your email address and password in the top section for the discussion list.
  3. Click on the button Log in.
  4. Enter your new email address, then enter it again to confirm it.
  5. Enter your name in the field on the right (optional).
  6. Click Change My Address and Name.

Tips for Mailing Lists

  • Approximately 500 people on average are in this list. When you post to the list, remember that you are speaking to a large audience. Your posting is also saved in the mailman archives, posted to a web page, and included in our public be judicious with your words.
  • Use digest mode to receive a compilation of daily emails to the list.
  • Unsubscribe by sending an email to stctesig-l-leave at or using this web page: link).
  • Use a personal email address, instead of work email address. When you change jobs, you do not have to update your subscription. Also, your workplace might have email restrictions, such as file sizes, amount of email, or incoming and out-going content.
  • Follow the etiquette for posting to mailing lists (general guidelines from IETF: link)).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I received a message that your message cannot be posted because I am not a member of the list. But I am a member of the list! What do I do now?

When this happens, take the following actions:
  1. Ensure that you are a member of the list
  2. Ensure that you are posting to the list from an email address that is the same as the one you are subscribed to the list with.

    If you would like to change your email, go to link)

How do I change my email address?

If you would like to change your email, go to link)

I received a message that the discussion list has tried to deliver messages to me, but the messages have bounced multiple times. What do I do?

When this happens, take the following actions:
  1. Ensure that the email receiving the message is indeed the email you want to use for the list.

    If you would like to change your email, go to link)
  2. Ensure that your email inbox is able to receive messages (for example, it may be too full)

How do I unsubscribe from the discussion list?

To unsubscribe:
  1. Go to Go to link) .
  2. Enter your email address and click Unsubscribe.

How do I receive the postings all at once rather than one at a time?

To receive a daily digest of messages, take the following actions:
  1. Go to link) .

How do I retrieve a forgotten password?

To retrieve your mailing list password, take the following actions:
  1. Go to link) .
  2. Enter your email address and then scroll down and click the Remind button.
Your password will be sent to you.

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