Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Oops! We Did It Again!

Another year has come and gone and we have been named an APEX winner for the Award of Publication Excellence in the electronic newsletters category AGAIN! APEX Awards is an annual competition for communications and publications–print and electronic–judged for graphic design, editorial content, and communication effectiveness. The competition is sponsored by the editors of Writer’s Web Watch and Communications Concepts, … Continue reading…

June 2017 President’s Column

June 2017 marks the end of my second term serving as president of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (NEO STC). I have always said that our greatest strength as a chapter has been the wonderful character, expertise and professionalism of our members, who represent a range of companies and services … Continue reading…

Mileusnich and Nickels Named for Distinguished Service

NEO STC is proud to honor senior members Lisa Mileusnich and Lynn Nickels with Distinguished Chapter Service awards for their continuous contributions to the chapter. Lisa has served tirelessly on the NEO STC Board of Directors as treasurer (2010-2012), vice president (2013-2014), president (2014-2015), and immediate past president (2015-2016). NEO STC was awarded Community of … Continue reading…

June 2017 Academic Relations Update

Academic Relations Co-chair Lynn Nickels had the opportunity to present to fellow-NEO STC Member Kelly Webb Bronstrup’s Honors Engineering Technical Writing class on April 12th at the University of Akron.  Lynn and fellow Rockwell Automation co-worker, Tony Sorbello, presented on the topic, “Collaborative Writing Across Genres, Cultures and Cross-functional Teams.” Part of the presentation included … Continue reading…

From the Editor

Hello Readers, Thank you for reading the April edition of our Lines & Letters newsletter! This month we bring you a spotlight article on our very own Jeanette Evans, coverage of the March program meeting on “Cyberlaw and You,” information on “Where to Find Remote Work,” a review of “Introducing SEO,” and more! Check out … Continue reading…

CyberLaw and You

Do you, as a new-media professional, know all you should know about CyberLaw? This was Attorney and Counselor at Law Christopher Juillet’s topic for our March program meeting and boy-oh-boy, was it informative! Chris has held many posts and roles as part of STC, so it was a real treat to hear him speak about … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Jeanette Evans

Jeanette Evans has been a member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of STC for — well, “forever,” she says!  Since joining in the ’90s, she has worn many hats within the local chapter including co-editor of  NEO STC’s newsletter, Lines & Letters. She was the Competitions Committee Chair for several years, on the Academic Relations committee, a NEO STC treasurer, and … Continue reading…

In the Community: STC Chapters

To learn about other STC chapters, check out the below communities that have shared their newsletters with us! The southeastern Michigan chapter (STC SM) recently earned the Silver Community Achievement Award for 2017. Congratulations, STC SM! They post every few days about an array of topics relevant to the community including a link to our newsletter! … Continue reading…

Review: Introducing SEO (Your Quick Start Guide to Effective SEO Practices)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) –  according to authors Shenoy and Prabhu – provides ways to “improve the visibility of websites using different strategies and techniques” and that is the working definition for SEO as it is used in  the book Introducing SEO – Your quick-start guide to effective SEO practices. The audience for the book could … Continue reading…

Where to Find Remote Work

Whether you do remote freelance work from time to time or full time – or want to – you could find the  Want a Work-From-Home Gig article from Techwhirl of interest as it covers several web sites that let you bid on work-at-home projects or positions. The Techwhirl article mentions these sites: FlexJobs Freelancer Guru The Penny … Continue reading…

Newsletter Archive Reminder

Here is a reminder that our newsletter archive recently improved thanks to the work of Kim Lindsey. We all owe her a big thank you. At the site you will see instructions on how to find an issue of the newsletter prior to September, 2014. Here from the site are snippets with directions. _____________________________ Newsletter … Continue reading…

President’s Column

As we move toward spring, we have some great programs and events coming up. On March 9, the topic of our meeting is Cyberlaw for New Media Communicators. On April 6, the topic is When Communities Collide: NEO STC and Local University Collaborations are a Win-Win! I am looking forward to this panel discussion with … Continue reading…