Join the Technical Editing SIG

You can join our SIG at any time during the year. Log on to your member profile, and follow the prompts to add our SIG. We would love to have you as a SIG member!

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Become a new member of STC and the Technical Editing SIG:

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You can add the Technical Editing SIG to your STC membership at any time during the year. You do not need to wait for the renewal period.

To speak to someone in the STC office about becoming an STC member or how to become a member of the Technical Editing SIG, call the STC office at 703-522-4114.

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Testimonials

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in our SIG...

Here's what Lori Meyer thinks of the SIG…

I have been a member of the Technical Editing SIG for about seven years, and have found it to be one of the most rewarding elements of my STC membership investment. The SIG provides ongoing value for its members through many activities...but for me, the value comes from not just what the SIG is doing, but from its willingness to reach out to STC members and make the SIG experience mutually rewarding.

Here are some ways that the Technical Editing SIG has enhanced my STC membership:

“I have been a member of the Technical Editing SIG for about seven years, and have found it to be one of the most rewarding elements of my STC membership investment.”

  • An informative and innovative web site that provides both members and non-members of the SIG with a wealth of information on topics such as job information, volunteer opportunities, and reports on presentations and interactive events. The site is a true community tool, and members are encouraged to contribute content and become site editors.
  • Opportunities for members to be active in a variety of ways, such as watercooler chats, assisting with programs, contributing content to the SIG's excellent newsletter...and stepping up to leadership. The SIG leaders are always on the lookout for ways to help members get involved. This year, for example, the SIG has a new programs committee that adds four new volunteer roles.
  • A strong presence at the STC annual conference through popular and well-regarded progression sessions on writing and editing.
  • Friendly leaders who are experts in their fields, in tune with technology, enjoyable to work with, and who appreciate the time and talent each member offers. When I was elected secretary of the SIG last year, I was warmly welcomed, given an orientation that helped me move into the job successfully, and received ongoing encouragement and appreciation from the other leaders.
The Technical Editing SIG is not just an "organization" within STC. It is a great place to build skills and collaborate with colleagues. As a SIG member, I'm truly part of a community instead of being just a number on a spreadsheet; as a SIG leader, I feel both valued for the skills I can offer and challenged to grow. My involvement with the SIG has been time well spent!

Here's what Anitha Abraham says of her participation…

It’s been an exhilarating journey as a volunteer for the Technical Editing SIG.

I’ve been a volunteer for the Corrigo newsletter for more than two years. Volunteering has been a wonderful way to experience the passion and the commitment with which everyone in the SIG works to create visibility, and to improve the field of technical editing.

“Volunteering has been a wonderful way to experience the passion and the commitment with which everyone in the SIG works to create visibility, and to improve the field of technical editing.”



In the first year of my involvement with Corrigo, I wrote blurbs for the articles that were included in the newsletter. After about one-and-a-half years, I moved on to take the role of Managing Editor from Michelle Corbin. Michelle and her entire group of volunteers, did a fantastic job in moving Corrigo to a Wiki-based format.

As the managing editor of Corrigo, it has been a great learning experience for me to read articles that are sent in for publication—they helped to refresh or update my knowledge and skills in the field. I’ve also really enjoyed networking with a wonderful group of editing folks who supported me by providing ideas, contributing articles, or copyediting articles.


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