1. Textbook Editing: SIG Quarterly Meeting

The Technical Editing SIG will join with STC Carolina for a joint meeting on Textbook Editing with Laura Poole on Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EDT. If you have ever considered textbook editing (or writing) as an option in your career, you will find out about the details, skills, and concepts that go into creating a textbook. Laura will discuss how textbooks differ from general interest nonfiction, technical documents, user manuals, and other materials. She will also discuss core concepts that would help anyone in crafting a useful, effective textbook on any topic. Many of these skills and ideas can be applied in other publications.

For more information and to register, go to http://stc-techedit.org/Textbook+Editing or use the following link:

2. 2012 Diane Feldman Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Diane Feldman STC Technical Editing SIG Scholarship, Kelsey Berteaux and Kelcie Sharp!

Kelsey Bertaux has won the 2012 Diane Feldman STC Technical Editing SIG Undergraduate Scholarship. Kelsey is a student at Brigham Young University (BYU), where she is majoring in English Language with a primary minor in editing and secondary minors in humanities, computing, and linguistics. Congratulations Kelsey!

Kelcie Sharp has won the 2012 Diane Feldman STC Technical Editing Graduate Scholarship. Kelcie is a 4.0 student in the Master of Technical and Professional Communication program at Auburn University. Before coming to Auburn, Kelcie received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Congratulations Kelcie!

Read the entire news article on the SIG website:

3. The STC Tryout

The STC Tryout is an opportunity for current members to invite colleagues and friends to experience STC at a fraction of the cost of an annual membership. New members will receive all STC benefits for the rest of 2012 for 67% off the annual membership cost. And we're so sure they'll want to renew for 2013, we'll credit their account that same amount toward next year's full-year dues! Their tryout will pay for itself just by renewing.

What's In It for You?
You are the greatest testimony to the benefits of being an STC member. By recruiting others, you will:
  • Expand your network of TC professionals
  • Strengthen STC: A vital and growing membership means greater recognition of the TC profession, improved educational and networking opportunities for members, and the advancement of technical communication worldwide
  • Help others succeed in their careers
  • Receive recognition for your recruitment efforts
  • Enter into a drawing to win a free 2013 STC membership!

For more information and to enter, visit the STC website: