FREE webinar for STC members: Content Reuse Strategy: The Value of Technical Communication 2016 Report

2016 Report
This survey was designed to explore the challenges technical communicators face in quantifying their value to their companies. It includes assessments of current skill sets and time management processes. The findings are intended to help managers and technical communicators learn how to define measurable value in their work, including what tasks can be cost-effectively solved with technology, and any common barriers to success.

March 2, 2017 from 2pm-3pm EST.

This event is free for STC Chapter and SIG members! See https://www.stc.org/event/free-stc-chaptersig-member-webinar-value-technical-communication-2016-report/ for complete information.



Volunteer meeting, March 9

Our monthly SIG Volunteer Meeting is Mar 9, 2017 at 11:30am EST.

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.



Watercooler Chat: TE SIG Open House, March 14

chat
Everyone is invited to gather around the virtual watercooler as the Technical Editing SIG co-managers, Li-At Ruttenberg and Sherri Henkin, share the SIG's plans for 2017. New and perspective members are encouraged to attend and see what we have in store for the year.

We'll talk about:
  • Membership in STC and the SIG
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Planned programs and webinars
  • The TE SIG at the Summit
  • How to network with others who share common interests
  • Earning rewards with the new TEAM incentive program

This FREE online event is open to members and visitors. It's a great way to learn about our award-winning SIG!

See http://stc-techedit.org/Watercooler+Chat%3A+2017+TE+SIG+Open+House for complete information.



STC Election Info

The Society election is scheduled to open on 27 February and close on 10 March 2017. To be eligible to vote, members must have paid their dues by 1 February 2017. This is YOUR opportunity to help set the course for STC this year.

Ballot instructions have been emailed to all current members. If you do not receive your instruction email, contact the society office (stc@stc.org).
STC Election




Summit 2017 Registration Info

Don’t miss out on the premier tech comm conference. Online registration for the 2017 Summit is now open, with discounted pricing available through Mar 31! See http://summit.stc.org/ for complete information.

As usual, the TE SIG will be active at this year's summit. Visit our conference activity page, http://stc-techedit.org/STC+Conference+Activities to see what we have planned. If you would like to help our Summit committee, contact the SIG leaders (sigleaders@stc-techedit.org).
STC Summit




Volunteer Needed for TE SIG Secretary Position

The TE SIG secretary position is available. This is a perfect position if you are new to volunteering for the SIG. The primary responsibility is to record the minutes for our monthly half-hour volunteer meetings. The meeting minutes are an important tool for the SIG’s leadership. The SIG leaders use them for many of our responsibilities, such as tracking our SIG activities, applying for STC awards, and much more.

If you would like to learn more, please email: sigleaders at stc-techedit.org.
  • Term: 1 year (January - December)
  • Monthly commitment: 2-3 hours
  • Duties: Attend monthly half-hour volunteer meetings and record and post minutes.
  • Benefits: Participate in planning the SIG’s direction and gain experience for leadership roles at the STC level.



TEAM (Technical Editing Active Member) Rewards Program

Membership has its rewards. Participate in the many SIG programs and earn TEAM Rewards points.

As a thank you for your participation, TE SIG members who earn 10 points in a calendar year will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and a certificate recognizing them as a “Contributing Technical Editing SIG Member” for the specific year.

Join the fun!

Learn more about the TE SIG's newest program at: http://stc-techedit.org/TEAM+Rewards+Program


SIG Resources

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



Employment Opportunities

Are you seeking employment as a Technical Editor or Writer? The Employment page on our website has hundreds of openings from around the world. We syndicate job listings from multiple sources and list them in a single page for you. They're even organized by US state, country, and world region.

See http://stc-techedit.org/Employment for complete information.



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 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 .