Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Become a Strategic Communicator

“I solve problems, I improve quality, I add value, I make my role critical…”  words we should all be saying as strategic communicators during our performance reviews, according to David Caruso, who presented the topic, “Become a Strategic Communicator,” at NEO STC’s first program meeting of the year. How can we be appreciated more for … Continue reading…

Become Published Before Graduation: IDL Special Interest Group Invitation

The Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) Special Interest Group  of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) invites graduate- and undergraduate-level students to become published before graduating. Here are the basics of the program. Undergraduate- or graduate-level students submit an original article to us about some aspect of instructional design. If we choose to publish it in our newsletter, IDeaL: Design for … Continue reading…

President’s Column

The 2017-2018 chapter year is officially underway and our officers and committees are hard at work to make this an exciting one. First up is our monthly networking lunch at 12 PM on Tuesday, September 12, at Burntwood Tavern in Solon. If you’re in the area, do come out. You don’t need to be an STC or NEO … Continue reading…

Newsletter Recap

Our Newsletter committee has been hard at work to bring you updates about our NEO community, STC, and industry-relevant topics. We publish a bi-monthly newsletter that runs from September to May. Our efforts have won us the APEX Award of Publication Excellence in the electronic newsletters category AGAIN! We are proud to work on a well-read, award-winning … Continue reading…

Academic Relations Recap

Our Academic Relations committee was busy this past academic year with visits to various classes and schools. The goal is to introduce students to technical communication and promote the Northeast Ohio community of STC. In this effort, Lisa and Janean Voss visited Youngstown State in May to observe their Professional and Technical Writing senior project … Continue reading…

Technology Trends to Consider

In Three Technological Trends That Set the Tone for Higher Education’s Future author Chuck Dull looks at how the trends of game-based learning, social/adaptive learning, and massively open online courses (MOOCs) could influence the future of higher education. Let’s look at some of his ideas. Let’s see how game-based learning can help a student. Let’s … Continue reading…

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 … 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…