Mapping Ethics webinar (Joint Fundraiser Event with the Santa Barbara chapter)

Thursday, March 22, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)
Join us as Dr. Sam Dragga, editor of STC's Technical Communication quarterly research journal and Professor Emeritus of Technical Communication at Texas Tech University, offers a rapid review of key theories of ethics and explains why technical communicators must be positioned to recognize and mediate opposing perspectives.

For more information and to register, go to https://stc-techedit.org/Joint+Fundraiser+Event%3A+Mapping+Ethics


Call for volunteers during Summit

Sunday, May 20, 5-7pm ET (30-minute slot)
The Technical Editing SIG will host a table at the Summit Welcome Reception on Sundaythe first evening of Summit. We need volunteers to help staff the table. If you are available for a half-hour stint (or longer), please contact Sherri Henkin (sherrilhenkin@gmail.com) chair of the 2018 TE SIG Summit Activities Committee--or the SIG leaders (sigleaders@stc-techedit.org).

Thank you in advance!


Call for volunteers for the TE SIG 2018 Summit Activities Committee

Tuesday, April 17, 12-12:30pm PT (9-9:30am PT)
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Want to be part of the group that plans the TE SIG activities during the Summit Welcome Reception and the annual face-to-face lunch? We'd love to have your help! If you're interested, please contact Sherri Henkin (sherrilhenkin@gmail.com)chair of the 2018 TE SIG Summit Activities Committeeor the SIG leaders (sigleaders@stc-techedit.org).

Thank you in advance!


Wanted: Summit Proceedings Designer (volunteering opportunity)

The STC Summit Committee is looking for someone who can:

"spend a weekend or a few nights pulling the submitted pieces together (which STC has been collecting from the website page: http://summit.stc.org/proceedings-paper-submission/). The bulk of the job is compiling, organizing, sorting, and light editing of the presenter submissions into a single Word document — nothing really fancy or involved.

The content should already be complete and formatted by speakers, according to the instructions (https://summit.stc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/proceedings-instructions_stc-summit-2018.pdf) and Style Guide (https://summit.stc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Paper-Proceedings-style-guide.docx). We don't look to do a thorough review or make any substantial changes to content (maybe spell check and look to fix obvious formatting problems). Also, submissions are allowed to trickle in until the time of Summit (past the stated deadline), so the work on the proceedings document can be completed shortly after Summit.

Note: The 2016 Proceedings Paper (http://summit.stc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016-STC-Summit-Proceedings.pdf) was compiled and built using Adobe InDesign (we have source files available), but this is not a requirement for 2018. STC does not offer or supply any software. Expectation is that a comparable proceedings document can be collated using Microsoft Word and published as a PDF."


Here is a link to a description of the Summit Proceedings Designer role: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MYr667U523uBXaPRO8XNelIV-LvUfbnO-EwGT9vSNd8 (Thank you for putting the description together, Michael Opsteegh!)

From the description:

Time Commitment:
Developing the proceedings publication takes approximately 15–25 hours. The work is independent, so you can arrange your own time. Traditionally, the proceedings were available at the Summit. In recent years, the proceedings have been published shortly after the Summit.

Recognition:
The proceedings designer is recognized as a volunteer member of the STC Conference Committee group (https://summit.stc.org/conference-committee/) and receives editor credit and recognition in the published document. The designer is also able to reference or showcase a sample of the proceedings paper as a part of their portfolio (with STC permission).

If you're interested, please email stcsummit at gmail.com.


Monthly volunteers meeting: April 12

Thursday, April 12, 3-3:45pm ET (12-12:45pm PT)
The Technical Editing SIG council and volunteers meet the second Thursday of every month. All members are welcome to attend.
https://stc-techedit.org/Volunteer+Agendas+and+Minutes


STC Election Results

The 2018 STC elections closed on March 9. Congratulations to 2019 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee!
https://www.stc.org/notebook/stcs-2018-election-results/