Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Volunteer Opportunities

Make a vital contribution to STC and our Ohio STC chapter! You can help the chapter continue to achieve its award-winning service to its membership and community. In addition, there are many benefits to being a chapter volunteer, such as: Develop new skills Receive mentoring from STC leaders Advance your career: Add assets, experience, and … Continue reading…

Douglas Kirchgesler Is a Winner

When we held our last drawing for the winner of a $20 gift card for a contributor to Lines & Letters, Douglas was the lucky winner. If you submit an article for our newsletter, you are eligible to be in our drawing. Submit articles to newsletter@neostc.org. We love book reviews, conference reviews, think pieces, and … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Miriam F. Williams

Congratulate Miriam F. Williams as she takes on the position of Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Technical Communication, beginning in January 2021. She brings a most outstanding background to the position.   The  https://www.stc.org/notebook/2020/09/21/meet-the-new-editor-of-technical-communication/ site notes the following about Miriam.   “Dr. Williams, a Professor, Associate Chair for the Department of English, and former Director of the MA in … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Jim Tabaczynski

Jim has an impressive background with many years as an independent practitioner. Enjoy his answers to the questions asked. As you have nearly 40 years communications experience including agency and corporate public relations, as well as more than 20 years as an independent practitioner, what is the secret to your success? Well, you’re assuming that I’m … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Michael J. Metts

Michael J. Metts, Co-author of Writing Is Designing and Director of Content Design for Upwork Michael J Metts is the Co-author of “Writing Is Designing” and the Director of Content Design for Upwork, a web-based platform that connects freelance talent to a wide-array of industries. Michael and his co-author presented Writing is Designing, Words and … Continue reading…

Older and Wiser – New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century (Book Review)

Jean E. Rhodes is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She also co-founded the European Centre for Evidence-Based Mentoring and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has studied and written about youth mentoring for decades.  In Older and Wiser, Rhodes discusses mentoring research and … Continue reading…

STC Alliance Competition is Open

The STC Alliance Competition kicked off its 2020-2021 competition season on November 11 with a virtual STC TechComm Roadshow. This year the consortium includes the Atlanta, New England, New York Metro, Rochester, South-Central Texas, and Washington, DC – Baltimore STC chapters. Watch this two-minute video to learn more about the competition: https://youtu.be/1yeDR9vLO2w Why participate in … Continue reading…

Congratulate Bob Young

Let’s all congratulate Bob Young on his retirement from Rockwell Automation. Whether he re-enters the workforce full-time or part-time, does volunteer work, or simply enjoys more time on leisure activities including his boat, let’s wish him the best and hope he continues to work with STC. Bob is an STC Fellow who has made a huge … Continue reading…

Lisa Adair Is a Winner

When we held our last drawing for the winner of a $20 gift card for a contributor to Lines & Letters, Lisa Adair was the lucky winner. If you submit an article for our newsletter, you are eligible to be in our drawing. Submit articles to newsletter@neostc.org. We love book reviews, conference reviews, think pieces, … Continue reading…

Writing is Designing: Presented by Andy Welfle and Michael Metts

Join us on October 8, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation by Andy Welfle and Michael Metts followed by a Q&A. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-is-designing-presented-by-andy-welfle-and-michael-metts-tickets-120039129267. Description (20-minute talk) Without words, apps would be an unusable jumble of shapes and icons, while voice interfaces and chatbots wouldn’t even exist. Words make digital experiences human-centered, … Continue reading…