It’s hard to believe when sleety ice coats everything, but spring is coming, and with spring, conference season. STC Summit and the regional conference, Spectrum, put on by STC Rochester, top the list for technical communicators in southeast Michigan. Here are some updates. Continue reading “2019 Conferences: Updates”
STC Honorary Fellow Alan Alda was recently named recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award “for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.”
The SAG Awards article announcing the award talks about Alda’s television, film and stage accomplishments, as well as his efforts to improve science communication through the nonprofit Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY—Stony Brook and Alda Communications Training, the proceeds of which support the Center for Communicating Science.
Join us on February 13, 2019, from noon–1 p.m., in our Slack workspace, on the coffee_club channel for an opportunity to get to know fellow chapter members in a relaxed and peaceful setting—at least for an hour—your desk.
This is a bring-your-own-coffee event. Bring your own tea, if you prefer, as well as the rest of your lunch.
Paul Joseph, publisher of the recently revised landmark plain language book, Put it in Writing, will discuss what distinguishes technical writing from other nonfiction in his presentation, What’s the Difference Between Technical Writing and Other Types of Writing? This free, half-hour webinar will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019, at noon. See the article on NEO STC’s website for more information and the registration link.
A new year is here, and it is full of possibilities…so let’s talk about them! As the snow swirls outside, you can join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual open house on Thursday, January 31 to hear about what’s happening in the STC-SM chapter, learn more about the STC-SM council members, and meet other chapter members! Continue reading “Virtual Open House on Thursday, January 31”
STC-SM will be hosting its first virtual coffee meet-up on Tuesday, December 18 from 7–9 AM! We will be using a new channel in our Slack workspace called coffee_club to initiate a phone call. Join us to discuss STC, STC-SM, technical communication, industry trends, or whatever else may come up! The facilitator will initiate the call at 7AM, but feel free to join at any point during the two-hour timeframe—for as little or long as you like! This is a great opportunity to network with other technical communicators or council members and discuss tech comm. Continue reading “Virtual Coffee Meet-up”
On Wednesday, November 28, an audience of students and technical communications professionals gathered at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield for a panel discussion that continued where our October 2017 program left off on discussing the advantages and drawbacks of face-to-face vs. computer-mediated communication. Because our last panel focused primarily on face-to-face interactions, this panel discussed computer-mediated communication (CMC) which, for many of us, is the dominant form of communication in our professional lives.Continue reading “Program Recap: Part 2 of Face-to-face vs. Computer-Mediated Communication Panel Discussion at LTU”
The STC-SM chapter thrives from collaboration with our members, and that includes you! As an STC-SM member, you have the potential to help connect the STC-SM community through your active participation. If you are looking to gain leadership experience, receive feedback on your work, or even just grow your network of technical communicators, then STC-SM has some great opportunities for you. Continue reading “Volunteer Opportunities”