When is Video the Answer (and When Isn't It)?

Got an idea for a video? Not so fast! While increased bandwidth and download speeds have helped to make video more popular than ever, it’s not always the best solution. In fact, sometimes a video can actually do more harm than good!

In this fundraiser webinar (jointly held with the STC Santa Barbara chapter), Ken Circeo, a Senior Video Producer at Microsoft, will provide critical questions and a logical path to help you determine whether you should create a video for that beckoning issue, or whether to put your time and resources into other content types.
  • June 4, 2015
  • 12noon-1pm PDT (3pm-4pm EDT)

For complete details and registration, see http://stc-techedit.org/When+is+Video+the+Answer


Volunteer meeting, June 11

Our next monthly SIG Volunteer Meeting is June 11, 2015 at 11:30am EDT.

This is your opportunity to get involved with your award-winning SIG. See http://stc-techedit.org/Volunteer+Positions for details. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, contact the SIG co-managers: sigleaders at stc-techedit.org .

To obtain access to the Volunteers-only area of the SIG's website, simply log into the SIG's website, then click the Become a Volunteer button in the left column. For more information on becoming a SIG volunteer, see http://stc-techedit.org/Volunteer+Positions.


Summit 2015

Registration for the STC Summit in Columbus, Ohio is now open! Be sure to visit the Summit website (http://summit.stc.org/ ) for complete details. Be sure to review our STC Conference Activities page (http://stc-techedit.org/STC+Conference+Activities) for SIG-specific information, including:
  • TE SIG Business Meeting at the Summit: Start your day with the TE SIG!
    The TE SIG business meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, from 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt center.

    This year STC is offering SIGs the option to hold morning business meetings. For attendees who are staying at the Hyatt, a free continental breakfast is available starting at 7:00 a.m. Pick up your breakfast and join us!

    The TE SIG leaders will be sharing our SIG’s activities and accomplishments, goals for 2015, and some exciting plans to increase participation in the TE SIG. As a thank you for joining us at this early hour, we will be holding a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Hope to see you at the meeting!

  • Volunteers Needed to Host TE SIG Table at Summit Communities Reception
    This year’s Communities Reception will be held on Tuesday, June 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The TE SIG Leadership team is seeking members to help host our table. Volunteers greet attendees and answer questions about our SIG. The time commitment is up to you. Members can volunteer for a half-hour and still have plenty of time to visit the other Communities’ tables.

    It is a fun, lively event. If you would like to sign-up or have questions please contact: sigleaders at stc-techedit.org


Diane Feldman Technical Editing Scholarship

The Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication is now accepting applications for a $1400 undergraduate scholarship and a $1400 graduate scholarship for students pursuing studies in technical communication.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2015. Winners will be notified in early August 2015. For complete information (including eligibility requirements and the scholarship application), visit http://www.stc-techedit.org/Scholarship.


SIG Resources

Be sure to take advantage of the resources available on our website:


New Member Welcome

If you've just joined our SIG... WELCOME!

There are many ways to get involved with the Technical Editing SIG... we encourage you to participate in our webinars and watercooler chats throughout the year. Generally, we hold webinars and membership meetings each quarter. We also have a full schedule of live chats. Be sure to check
out our calendar for all of the upcoming events: http://stc-techedit.org/calendar.

Don't forget to sign up for our email announcement list (http://stc-techedit.org/Announcement+List) it is the best way to stay up-to-date with the SIG. You can also follow us on social media:

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact the SIG's leadership. We're here to help you reap the benefits of membership in this dynamic organization. Contact us at http://stc-techedit.org/Contacts.