Northeast Ohio Society for Technical Communication

Our diverse group includes writers, editors, content developers, instructional designers, information architects, illustrators, graphic artists, and more. As one of the most active geographical communities in STC International, we strive to add value to our members by providing a variety of educational and networking opportunities. Learn more about the NEO STC.

* Don’t forget to renew your 2019 STC membership, and select NEO STC for your chapter membership. Join or Renew Now! Students, apply for Membership Funding from NEO STC. *

Upcoming Events

Click on an event for more information and to register. Or go to our Events Calendar to see more.

February 21 – Mini-webinar: Tapping into the Creative Mind: The Science Behind Generating Ideas. Jennifer Yaros, BrainSpark

March 7 – Program Meeting: Redefining the Role of an Information Architect. Robin Boldt, Rockwell Automation

March 13 – Networking Lunch: Bricco, Akron

April 11 – Program Meeting: Artificial Intelligence.Peter “Scotch” Scocimara, Google Cloud Support


2019 Spectrum Conference, STC Rochester Chapter, March 24-26

2019 STC Summit, May 5-8, Denver, Colorado. Students – volunteer and receive complimentary registration to the Summit. Details.

Recent Programs

Mining for Metadata with Survey Monkey. Presented by Patrick Files. Presentation (.pdf)

What’s the Difference Between Technical Writing and Other Types of Writing? Presented by Paul Joseph, CEO of International Writing Institute. Recorded Webinar | STC-MiniWebinar01-28-19 (.pdf) | Self Test (.pdf)

LEGO® Serious Play® – Bricks for Business!  Hands-on session facilitated by Heidi Spangler. Watch this video to learm more.

Scale the Summit – Making the Most of Denver 2019. Hear some great tips from Jason Vensel. Recorded Webinar

3 Most Valuable STC Membership Benefits. Missed our inaugural meetup? No worries! Recorded Webinar

Visit our Program Meeting Presentations page for links to available program materials and recordings.

Lines & Letters Newsletter

It’s Here!

Our January Newsletter kicks off 2019. Bob Young shares his thoughts on New Year’s resolutions and more in his President’s Column. Check out the review of “Conditioning Your Mind to Fuel Creativity,” a new book written by local author, Jennifer Yaros. And there’s much more!

Submit to Win

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Have you read something interesting? Have a tech comm tip to share? Tell us about it!

Every NEO STC member who contributes to the Lines & Letters newsletter is entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card. The more articles you submit, the more chances you have to win! Students are also eligible, NEO STC member or not. Send your newsletter submissions to

Deadlines for upcoming newsletters:

  • April 26 for May issue
  • June 21 for July issue
  • August 23 for September issue
  • October 25 for November issue

Past Newsletters

Use the Newsletter Issues selector at the bottom of this page to find previous issues of Lines & Letters. Browse our Newsletter Archive for PDF versions of Lines & Letters from 2000 through 2016.

Join our Slack Community

NEO STC Member Exclusive!

Slack is an app where we can have real-time conversations, share thoughts, documents, and photos quickly and easily. Let’s use Slack to engage more and get to know one another!

  • Check out the #chapter-discussions channel to stay up-to-date with NEO STC.
  • Join the conversation about tech comm issues on the #general channel.
  • Post or find job leads on the #jobs channel.
  • Visit the #random channel for entertaining water-cooler banter.

Learn more about NEO STC Slack group.

Are You a Student Interested in Technical Communication?

We can help connect you with experienced professionals and mentors, internships, learning opportunities, and job leads!

Our Student Membership Funding Program pays for half of your one-year membership in the Society for Technical Communication and NEO STC chapter. Find out how to apply.