Volunteer meeting, Sep 10

Our next monthly SIG Volunteer Meeting is Sep 10, 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.

Watercooler chats:
Keeping the TE SIG Strong: Volunteer Opportunities, Sep 17 and 18

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 insights and expertise.

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Join Ann Marie Queeney, SIG Manager, Wendy Mastandrea, Watercooler Manager, and SIG leaders for a discussion about volunteer opportunities. There are volunteer activities that match your SIG experience (new to longtime members), professional experience (beginning your career to leader in your field), and time commitments (elected positions to one-time

There will be two watercooler chats: September 17 (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT) and September 18 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT)

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

For more information: http://www.stc-techedit.org/tiki-calendar.php

Two free STC member-only webinars, Sep 10 and 17

This month, STC is offering two free webinars for members!

  • "Optimal Use of Microsoft Word for Web Publishing" with Pierre-Paul Lemyre, Director of Business Development, Lexum Inc.
    Thursday, 10 September 2015, 2:00–3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

  • "Translation Metrics 101: Why Tracking Your Translations Will Make Your Job Easier" with Scott Carothers, Senior Globalization Executive, Kinetic the Technology Agency
    Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:00–3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

See http://stc.org/education/online-education/live-seminars for complete information on these, and other, STC live seminars.

SIG Quarterly Meeting and Webinar:
Editing in the Finance Industry and Medical Field, Sep 21

Our next quarterly meeting and program is scheduled for September 21 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

In the first part of this quarterly membership meeting, SIG leaders will briefly present news items related to the Technical Editing SIG. Then for the main event, Jessica Kreger and Kelly Schrank will share their expertise and insights on the finance and medical fields. There will be time for questions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about technical editing in different fields!

For complete information and registration (this event is FREE for SIG members), see: http://stc-techedit.org/Finance+and+Medical+Editing

Deadline for Summit 2016 Proposals/Technical Editing Progression, Sep 21

STC has opened the Call for Proposals for Summit 2016. Anyone with experience in the latest communication techniques, technologies, approaches, and solutions is invited to submit. You are not required to be an STC member to submit a proposal. There are several types of sessions, so please consider the presentation type that best fits your topic and your presentation style.

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4) on Monday, 21 September 2015. See http://summit.stc.org/call-for-proposals/ for complete information on how to submit your proposal.

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.

For more information:
  1. Listen to a recording of the water cooler chat the SIG recently held on the topic:
  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: Be sure to include “Technical Editing Progression” in your submission.

2015 Diane Feldman STC Technical Editing SIG Scholarship Winners

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The winners of the 2015 Diane Feldman Technical Editing Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships have been chosen.

The TE SIG wishes Zac and Sarah all the best in their careers!

About the Scholarship
The Technical Editing SIG Scholarship is awarded each year in honor of Diane Feldman, a long-time STC and Technical Editing SIG member who passed away in 2010. Diane Feldman was an Associate Fellow of STC and was the manager of the Technical Editing SIG for seven years. Through unwavering dedication and leadership, she successfully re-chartered and re-focused the SIG in difficult times, ultimately initiating a thriving and growing SIG. She also mentored many of the SIG leaders throughout their tenures, leaving a lasting mark on those leaders and their careers.

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.