Corrigo is the newsletter of the Technical Editing Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Corrigo began as a hardcopy publication and was later published as PDF. It was distributed in an email as a Newsletter Summary that pointed people to the articles that had been posted on our website, and that set of articles was captured into a traditional issue of Corrigo.
Starting with Volume 9, Number 1, all articles were made available online. Older issues of Corrigo are now available in the Archives of this website.
In November 2015, after a hiatus of two years, Corrigo was reactivated as a multiple-author blog. Technical Editing SIG members can choose to be notified of new blog posts by email or RSS feed.
We publish articles of various types, including Q&A, book and product reviews, interviews, and roundups. Most articles should be 800 to 1,200 words, with a maximum of 2,000 words. Longer articles will be split into two or more posts and published as a series. Articles should be related to technical editing or writing, or to topics of interest to editors such as ergonomics, job hunting, and freelancing. We also welcome feature articles about technical editing or editors in different parts of the world, and article summaries and links for roundups. Articles in roundups do not have to be recently published so long as the information in them is still valid and pertinent.
The managing editor is Ælfwine Mischler. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any ideas you might have for an article.
Articles should be submitted by email three weeks before the intended date of publication, in a format that is compatible with Word 2010 or previous. For punctuation and style we follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. For spelling and usage we follow the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary and the Apple Style Guide (2013) for technical terms.
By submitting an article, you implicitly grant a license to this newsletter to run the article and also for other STC publications to reprint it without specific permission. Articles should be written originally for Corrigo or the writer must hold the copyright for previously published material. Copyright is held by the writer. In your communication, identify if this article has been published elsewhere or if it has been submitted for consideration to other publications. Please see the copyright information below for more information.
After an article is submitted to the Managing Editor, we send it to a content editor if necessary. When the content is approved, the article is sent to a copyeditor. We then return all comments back to the author, for them to resolve and resubmit a revised article. When we receive the revised article, we publish it to our blog according to the publishing schedule.
Only the managing editor or a designated assistant can upload and publish articles.
The staff are all Technical Editing SIG volunteers. The managing editor is Ælfwine Mischler. Contact her at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering to copyedit or to do occasional content editing as the need arises. Thanks go to our current copyeditors, Tahirah Blanding and Adrienne Julier
All materials published on this website (including but not limited to images, text, illustrations and audio clips) are protected by the copyright laws of the United States or other jurisdictions and are owned or controlled by the Technical Editing SIG of STC unless stated otherwise, or by third party providers of the materials.
Copyright for all articles published in Corrigo is held by the author unless otherwise indicated. By submitting an article, authors implicitly grant a license to the Technical Editing SIG to publish the article on the Corrigo website, and for other STC publications to reprint it without permission. Use in any and all other sites and publications of STC or STC chapters and communities must include the name and URL of Corrigo, the date of publication, and the author’s name and website URL or email address.
Authors are asked to grant Corrigo one month exclusivity before republishing the article on their own website or elsewhere, and when republishing to include a link to Corrigo.
The Technical Editing SIG encourages other STC chapters and communities to reprint material from our newsletter as long as they credit us, include the date of publication and the author’s name and website URL or email address, and send us a copy of the reprint. Please contact the newsletter editor for details.