September Program Meeting Follow-up: Tips for Technical Illustration

On September 10th, Tricia Spayer of Pressco Technology kicked off the new program year with an engaging talk about using effective visuals in technical communication. Drawing on her 20 years of experience in technical illustration, Tricia provided guidance in these areas: Making illustrations more useful How to not scream amateur Following ISO standards for icons … Continue reading…

Membership News

Now is the time to join or renew your STC membership for 2016! Current members with a Classic membership can take $30 off the price of their renewal. To receive this limited-time discount, use promo code STC2016 on the payment page. This offer expires in early December, so act now. Members who renew now receive 15 … Continue reading…

Talk of the Town

October 20 of this year (and every year) is the National Day on Writing. “Lines & Letters” is looking for articles about this topic. Please contact us at newsletter@neostc.org with your ideas or drafts. Let’s honor this year’s social media theme, and combine that with writing to extend the National Day on Writing to a year … Continue reading…

Digital Marketing and Technical Writers: A Great Combination

Technical writers can bring their skills of communicating clearly about technical topics to today’s world of digital marketing. This can apply to communication about important current topics in the field including programmatic ads, B2B digital marketing, mobile applications, and skills digital marketers need today to be successful. Going along with this idea of communicating clearly … Continue reading…

What Is the National Day on Writing… and Should We Care?

The site at http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting explains that the National Day on Writing recognizes “the significance of writing in our national life, draws attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and helps writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.” The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) established the … Continue reading…