The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing the field of technical communication. Learn more about the benefits and values of STC membership; Student, Gold, and Retired membership levels include membership in one chapter and one Special Interest Group (SIG). For Classic and TC Professional memberships, there is a $25 fee to join the STC-SM chapter. If you live in southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio, we are your local chapter. Whether you are joining or renewing STC, be sure to enter the Southeastern Michigan Chapter as part of your membership options.
Membership in the STC-SM Chapter gives you the opportunity to connect with local technical communications professionals, obtain professional experience and growth opportunities outside the workplace, benefit from chapter programs and services, and be part of a larger community of technical communicators that extends well beyond southeastern Michigan.
Please feel free to contact any of our current council members if you have questions about STC or STC-SM, and we are always happy to help.
I enjoy STC because it provides camaraderie and networking opportunities. I recently moved to the area, so STC-SM is even more valuable to me, because I’ve been able to connect with local technical communicators, learn more about the market we serve, and meet some really great people.
— H. Shelly
When I think of the value of my long-time membership in our Southeastern Michigan STC chapter, I think about a Dale Carnegie quote I heard many years ago. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.” What I love about our local chapter is the relationships I’ve developed over so many years. I can gain lots of knowledge on the internet, and I’ve made some online friends, too, but our local chapter has provided the events and volunteer opportunities for meeting new people and developing some of my most meaningful and long-standing professional relationships.
— M. David
Being a part of STC and taking the leap to serve on the STC-SM chapter council has opened the doors to so many opportunities for me to develop my leadership skills and connect with outstanding people who share my professional interests. The STC community continually inspires me and challenges me to be the best I can be as a technical communicator and as a leader.
— A. Phillips