Opportunities to Get Involved in Our SIG

Want to build your skills, portfolio, or network? Contact a SIG co-manager to get involved with our SIG!

The TE SIG offers volunteer opportunities that match your SIG experience (new to longtime members), professional experience (beginning your career to a leader in your field), and schedule (elected positions to one-time activities). For a description of the volunteer positions, estimated time commitment, and benefits see:  TE SIG Volunteer Descriptions.


Carol Lamarche said of her volunteering experience with the SIG,
“Volunteering with the Technical Editing SIG is a terrific way to hone my skill set. It’s also a great opportunity to interact with other professionals on exciting projects.”

Lori Meyer said,
“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!”

Anitha Abraham said,
“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.”


Elected and Appointed Volunteer Opportunities

You can participate as a volunteer in these ways:

By running for one of our elected positions, including:
  • Co-manager (two-year term)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership manager
  • Communications manager
Elections are held in the fall of each year, and new officers begin their terms on January 1. All offices except Co-manager are one-year terms. For more information about these positions, go to Elected Positions in the Technical Editing SIG.

By leading, or helping with, one or more appointed positions. Here is a description of our current appointed positions, and who leads them.
  • Newsletter Managing Editor (Louise Galindo) - Assigns content for Corrigo newsletter. Maintains Corrigo blog and posts articles from contributors. Sets submission deadlines, issues calls for contributors, and works with these volunteers:
    • Editor - Produces and publishes the newsletter e-mail summaries for the issues of Corrigo.
    • Contributor - Contributes articles to, or provides a regular column for, Corrigo.
    • Copy Editor - Copy edits articles.
  • Program Committee - Volunteers who manage specific aspects of SIG programming.
    • Quarterly Events Manager (open) - Finds and schedules presenters for quarterly SIG webinars. Provides presenter orientation and support. Writes website content to publicize presentations. Sends announcement to Marisa Seitz (marisa.seitz@stc.org) to include in the Community Event list in STC Notebook .
    • Fundraiser Events Manager (Li-At Ruttenberg) - Finds and schedules presenters for fundraiser meetings, which are held two or three times a year. Provides presenter orientation and support. Writes website content to publicize presentations. Sends announcement to Marisa Seitz (marisa.seitz@stc.org) to include in the Community Event list in STC Notebook .
    • Watercooler Chats Manager (Wendy Mastandrea) - Finds and schedules leaders for watercooler chats. Provides technical assistance if needed during chats. Writes website content to publicize the presentations. Sends announcement to Marisa Seitz (marisa.seitz@stc.org) to include in the Community Event list in STC Notebook .
  • Scholarship Coordinator (Rebekka Andersen) - Leads the committee to publicize the scholarships, updates the web site, receives applications, fields questions from applicants, coordinates judging, and awards scholarships.
  • Webmaster (Rick Sapir) - Maintains the SIG Web site, manages the relationship with the Web hosting company, installs and helps maintain the Web site. XHTML, CSS, and Tiki CMS experience preferred.


Interested? Contact Us!

If you'd like to volunteer, contact the SIG co-managers at sigleaders at stc-techedit.org. We invite your participation!

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