Mark your calendars! Our next virtual book club takes place on Thursday, November 7, from 7–9 p.m. Join us for an edifying discussion about Peter Morville’s book Intertwingled. Morville was the keynote speaker at the 2019 STC Summit in Denver, Colorado, and we are thrilled to take a deeper look at one of his recent books. During this discussion we’ll explore various points covered in the book as well as analyze how the topics influence technical communication of the past, present, and future. Continue reading “Book Club: Interwingled”
Our next virtual coffee meetup is just around the corner! We’ll be meeting on Wednesday, October 16, from 12-1 p.m. EST. Grab your favorite beverage or your lunch and join STC-SM members to discuss tech comm, STC, chapter events, and more! This is a great way to network with other technical communicators across southeastern Michigan in a relaxing and peaceful setting. We hope you will join us!
Wednesday, October 16
12–1 p.m. EST
Please register by the end of business, October 15. We will send you instructions on how to join us.
Fall is quickly approaching—it’s the time of year for introspection, reflection, and growth, as we evaluate what we have accomplished over the year and what we hope to achieve in the next.
If you’re considering ways to develop professionally as a technical communicator, or if you want to meet other technical communicators in Southeastern Michigan, please join STC-SM for our virtual open house on Tuesday, September 17, from 7–8:30 PM EST. You will learn more about STC and STC-SM, meet our council members, and hear about the different ways you can grow personally and professionally through our upcoming networking events and programs. Continue reading “Join Us at Our Virtual Open House September 17”
It’s that time of year again! Fall is upon us, so it’s back to school and time to kick off the STC-SM program year. Our first virtual coffee meetup of the fall will be held on Wednesday, September 11 from 12–1 p.m. EST on Zoom! Grab your favorite beverage or your lunch and join STC-SM members to discuss tech comm, STC, chapter events, and more! This is a great way to network with other technical communicators across southeastern Michigan in a relaxing and peaceful setting. We hope you will join us!
Wednesday, September 11
12–1 p.m. EST
Please register by September 10. We will send you instructions on how to join us.
Our friends in northeast Ohio are looking for speakers for the upcoming program year, which runs from September–April. The deadline for proposals to speak is July 26. There is a little more information and a proposal form on their website.
Please join us on June 27 in Plymouth to celebrate the end of our exciting 2018-2019 program year! We’ll enjoy delicious Italian fare and hear from those who attended the STC Summit in Denver, share our personal highlights and our accomplishments as a chapter, and recognize some outstanding contributions from STC-SM council members!
Thursday, June 27
All are welcome, so please bring a friend! STC membership is not a requirement to attend. The conversation and camaraderie are free, but everyone picks up the tab for their own food and drinks.
Please RSVP by June 26 so we can save you a seat.
We hope to see you there!
A big thank you to those of you who voted in the STC-SM chapter council election. The voting period is now over, and here are the official results!
There were 12 ballots submitted from 32 eligible voters, which is a 38% response rate. Each of the following candidates received 100% of the vote (12 votes) to confirm their council positions for the upcoming program year. There were no write-in candidates.
President: Katherine Baeckeroot
Vice President: Lynnette Pryce
Treasurer: Pat Gómez Martz
Secretary: Heather Shelly
Nominations Committee: Maryann Bowen
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 STC-SM chapter council! Thank you for generously volunteering your time and effort to serve as chapter leaders. We appreciate your commitment and look forward to the coming year!
On May 22, 2019, STC-SM welcomed Liz Fraley to Ann Arbor all the way from the STC East Bay Chapter in California. In addition to being a prolific speaker and well-known contributor in the technical communication community, Liz is the founder of Single-Sourcing Solutions, TC Camp, and the TC Dojo. Liz spoke with us for over an hour and engaged us in a fascinating discussion about a topic she understands deeply: The Power of Single-Sourcing. Continue reading “Program Recap: The Power of Single-Sourcing”
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, three members of the STC-SM chapter attended Leadership Day at the STC Summit in Denver, Colorado. Katherine Baeckeroot, Maryann Bowen, and Kelly Smith participated in networking and breakout sessions with other STC committee, SIG, and chapter members. In addition, we accepted two awards on behalf of our chapter: the Platinum Community Achievement Award (CAA) and the Pacesetter Award. Continue reading “STC-SM Receives Awards at Summit”
Every day, technical communications professionals are faced with maintaining their current productivity in the face of increasing product complexity, increasing number of languages, increasing volume of documentation, increasing product overlap and shorter product life cycles.
No matter how large or small, how new or how old your company is, or what technology or service your company provides, these challenges must be met without the luxury of expanded resources. Continue reading “May 22: The Power of Single-Sourcing in Ann Arbor”