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Corrigo Newsletter Summary, May 2010

Author: stc_tesig_ann@mailman.stc.org - Published At: May 21, 2010 11:13am EDT -
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Hello fellow STC Technical Editing SIG Members!

First, it’s a delight to announce that the Technical Editing SIG received the Community of Distinction award for 2009-2010! The Community of Distinction award is the highest STC Community Achievement Award (CAA). The citation on the certificate reads as follows: "For effectively providing valuable resources on an outstanding website, innovating new uses of social media, and setting aggressive goals in a challenging year." The Technical Editing SIG also received the Pacesetter Award for 2009-2010. The Pacesetter Award acknowledges a professional or student chapter's contributions to STC goals through a single innovative and effective program or activity. Kudos to the SIG leadership! A special thanks to all the volunteers and participants who make this SIG a vibrant forum for networking and learning.

And, the deadline for the Diane Feldman Technical Editing SIG Scholarship has been extended to May 30!

Now, just a quick update from the newsletter front. We are trying to release the newsletter every two months. We hope that the roundup of articles would be the right mix of a minimum number of articles that you can skim through quickly.

There have been slight delays in the rollout of issues for 2010. However, our effort is to keep it on-course and rollout an issue by the fifth of every other month. We truly appreciation all those who support us in this initiative!

We encourage you to contribute an article for the next issue. Please send us your draft by June 15.

Corrigo Newsletter Summary, March 2010

Author: stc_tesig_ann@mailman.stc.org - Published At: Mar 22, 2010 07:42am EDT -
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Hello fellow STC Technical Editing SIG Members!

First, here's a quick update on the STC Technical Editing front. The Technical Editing SIG has been extremely active with events, such as watercooler chats and webinars. We hope to provide a summary of the watercooler chats from our next issue onwards. Also, the Technical Editing SIG is conducting a survey to enhance the SIG Website, so it'll be wonderful if you provide your input! Visit the news page link below for the survey.

And, congratulations to Rick Sapir, the winner of the Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA), 2009!

Huzzah for Rick Sapir, Our DSSA Winner for 2009!

Author: Vanessa Wilburn, SIG Co-Manager - Published At: Mar 07, 2010 12:17pm EST -
SIG News
Rick Sapir
Rick Sapir
The Technical Editing SIG is proud to recognize one of its members with the Distinguished SIG Service Award, or DSSA. Started in 2002, this DSSA recognizes exemplary dedication of a member to a SIG and its activities. Three basic criteria are considered in identifying nominees for the DSSA: length of SIG membership, consistency of service over time, and the variety of service.

SIG members: Call to participate in the Body of Knowledge

Author: System Administrator - Published At: Feb 05, 2010 11:10am EST -
STC News
The Society for Technical Communication invites all SIG members to participate in a project aimed at defining the broad outline of topics most relevant to the practice and teaching of technical communication. A charter document describing the project is linked on the home page of a wiki, http://stcbok.editme.com/Home , where you will also find information on how to volunteer to contribute to the project.

Corrigo Newsletter Summary, December 2009

Author: stc_tesig_ann@mailman.stc.org - Published At: Jan 04, 2010 08:16am EST -
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Hello fellow STC Technical Editing SIG Members! Here's a quick roundup of
the news and articles as we wrap up the year.

I (Michelle Corbin, corbinm at us.ibm.com) have thoroughly enjoyed bringing you Corrigo via the previous blog-based Web site and now our new wiki-based Web site for the past several years, but it is time for me to pass the torch to our new Managing Editor, Anitha Abraham, at Anitha.Abraham at synopsys.com.

As you can see, we had only a few articles in our final issue of the year. If you have any ideas for what you'd like to see in the newsletter in 2010, or if you have any inclination to write any type of article for the newsletter in 2010, please contact Anitha!

Find editing jobs — delivered to your browser!

Author: System Administrator - Published At: Dec 04, 2009 09:05am EST -
SIG News
Looking for an editing job? In addition to the SIG's Employment page which provides member-to-member leads (SIG members only) and a collection of syndicated jobs from across the globe, the SIG Toolbar now delivers new job opportunities directly to your browser.

Select Resources > Employment to get a continually updated list of Editing jobs.

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Don't have the SIG Toolbar yet? You can install it right now (available for Firefox, IE, and Safari).

Where does only belong?

Author: Michelle Corbin - Published At: Nov 10, 2009 02:00pm EST -
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The Boston Globe publishes a blog called "The Word Blog" where I discovered (via a Twitter post to this blog) an article about the placement of the word "only" in a sentence. It was fun to see the journalistic view of this grammatical construct (or nit, in the author's words). Where do you fall on where only belongs in a sentence? Is it more than a nit in technical communication?


What is a Technical Editor?

Author: System Administrator - Published At: Oct 21, 2009 02:15pm EDT -
SIG News
There are many definitions of a technical editor. We have created a wiki page that lists definitions as contributed by members of the profession. Click here to view the definitions and contribute your own definition.

We have also created a wiki page to collect the ways that technical editors provide value in organizations. Click here to view the page and to contribute to it.


Corrigo Newsletter Summary, September 2009

Author: Stc_tesig_ann - Published At: Sep 17, 2009 04:41pm EDT -
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Hello fellow STC Technical Editing SIG Members!

Here's a round up of what's new and exciting on our site (http://www.stc-techedit.org/ ). Please enjoy these (and other more recently published articles) out on our new wiki-based Web site! Even our newsletter has evolved alongside of this new Web site, and is implemented as an all-online newsletter now.

If you have any comments or questions about this newsletter, please contact our Managing Editor, Michelle Corbin, at corbinm at us.ibm.com.
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