Opportunities to Get Involved in Our SIGWant 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,
- â€œVolunteering with the Technical Editing SIG is a terrific way to hone my skill set. Itâ€™s also a great opportunity to interact with other professionals on exciting projects.â€
- Lori Meyer said,
- â€œIt 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!â€
- Anitha Abraham said,
- â€œItâ€™s been an exhilarating journey as a volunteer for the Technical Editing SIG. Iâ€™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.â€
Elected and Appointed Volunteer OpportunitiesYou can participate as a volunteer in these ways:
By running for one of our elected positions, including:
- Co-manager (two-year term)
- Membership manager
- Communications manager
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:
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.