Watercooler Chat: Managing Your Tech Comm Career, Aug 11

Are you new to the field of technical communication? Or are you an experienced technical communicator looking for a new direction?

Please join us on August 11 at 1pm EDT for a watercooler chat with Neil Perlin, STC Fellow and Intercom contributor, who will moderate our discussion on managing your tech comm career.

Visit http://www.stc-techedit.org/Watercooler+Chat:+Managing+Your+Tech+Comm+Career for details.


Volunteer meeting, Aug 14

Our next monthly SIG Volunteer Meeting is Aug 14, 2015 at 11:30am EDT.
Please note the change of date


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.


The Video Process from Concept to Publication, Aug 20

Want to make a video but don’t know how? Don’t worry, your name doesn’t need to be Spielberg!

On August 20, the Technical Editing SIG and the Santa Barbara STC Chapter will host a joint event: Video Production — From Concept to Publication with Ken Cicero, a Senior Video Producer at Microsoft. In this webinar, Ken will walk us through three types of videos – live action, screen capture, and animation — each with its own specific tools and purposes.

This will be an interactive session, so bring your comments, stories, and questions!

Complete details and registration at http://stc-techedit.org/Video+Production--From+Concept+to+Publication


Notes from the STC 2015 Summit: The TE SIG Manager’s Report

The STC Summit (held Jun 21-24) offered a broad range of topics, time to reconnect with friends and colleagues, and opportunities to meet technical communicators from around the world. If you weren't able to attend, Ann Marie Queeney, the Technical Editing SIG manager, provided a quick overview and highlight of the Summit.

Read her complete report: http://www.stc-techedit.org/article608


Help Keep the TE SIG Strong

We are an active SIG that offers much to our members and the technical editing field. Our success is due to the talented volunteers who share their time and expertise.

Please consider volunteering. You can have a great impact as a volunteer. Any contribution you make will be greatly appreciated.

Once the summer has ended and we are back from our vacations/holidays, the TE SIG leaders will be sharing with members ways that you can help keep the TE SIG strong.

For more information please contact Ann Marie Queeney: sigleaders at stc-techedit.org.


2016 Summit Technical Editing Progression

The TE SIG leadership team asks for your help to make a technical editing progression session a reality for the 2016 Summit.

Specifically, we are requesting our membership and those interested in editing submit requests to the STC Summit Education Committee to present a technical editing progression topic. The Committee has final approval on the topics.


Deadline for submissions: Per the STC website “Due August/late summer.” A specific date will be posted on the STC website.

For more information:
  1. Listen to a recording of the water cooler chat the SIG recently held on the topic. http://stc-techedit.org/Watercooler+Chat%3A+Technical+Editing+Progression+at+the+2016+STC+Summit
  2. View the water cooler chat’s slides on the website’s File gallery: http://stc-techedit.org/file65
  3. Contact Ann Marie Queeney: sigleaders at stc-techedit.org

Important: Please include “Technical Editing Progression” in your submission.

Good luck with your submissions.


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.