Volunteer Leadership

The TESIG is run by a volunteer council.
For more details about the council positions, go here.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact sigleaders@stc-techedit.org.

Manager: Yoel Strimling

Yoel has been spinning straw into gold for over 25 years, and currently works as the Senior Technical Editor/Documentation Quality SME for CEVA Inc. in Herzelia Pituach, Israel. Over the course of his career, he has successfully improved the content, writing style, and look and feel of his employers’ most important and most used customer-facing documentation by researching and applying the principles of documentation quality and survey design.

Yoel is an Associate Fellow of STC, and the editor of Corrigo, the official publication of the TESIG. He can be contacted at sigleaders@stc-techedit.org.

Treasurer: Fatima Hyder

Fatima earned her CPTC certification in 2017. She has served as treasurer of the TESIG since January 2021; prior to that she served as the secretary.

She has worked in communications for 25 years, including 13 years as a technical editor for an environmental consulting and construction management company. Her previous communications roles have included handling member communications as a writer/editor for a nonprofit organization that supports libraries and working as a copy editor at two daily newspapers in Tennessee. She has also taught editing at the college level.

She can be contacted at treasurer@stc-techedit.org.

Secretary: Ann Van Doren

Ann joined STC in 2013 and earned her CPTC certification in 2017. She has been a TESIG member since 2020 and currently serves as secretary for the TESIG Leadership Council.

Ann is an Administrative Assistant Editor at Leidos, an international engineering company. She lives with her husband, Ken, in Parker, CO.

She can be contacted at secretary@stc-techedit.org.

Membership Manager: Chelsea Fulton

Chelsea is a technical writer and editor for an international antivirus company. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, son, and three dogs. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys reading, watching murder mysteries, traveling, and wandering around her local Target.

She can be contacted at membership@stc-techedit.org.

Student Outreach Co-ordinator: Albarra “Barra” Althowaini

Barra recently completed a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Professional and Media Writing and a minor in Technical Writing at Penn State University. When he was in junior year, he joined the STC in summer 2021 to study further about the field of technical communication. He is interested in technical editing, digital accessibility, software documentation, and project management.

He is hoping to enroll in an online master’s degree of technical communication at the Arizona State University to advance his professional skills.

He can be contacted at student_outreach@stc-techedit.org.

Volunteer-at-Large: Jill Mazza

Jill is Director of Content & Learning Strategy with WD Communications.

Since 2009, Jill has been wearing a flexible project manager-writer-editor-designer hat while leading communication skills training programs for global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, and insurance industry clients. For Jill, blending technical details with readability is gratifying. Building relationships while performing ‘sentence surgery’ is a pleasure.

As a Certified Professional Coach and UX Designer, Jill provides targeted editing and developmental feedback to technical communication professionals from onboarding through leadership.