STC membership, as you know, includes access to Intercom and Technical Communication through stc.org. I like to remind myself that contributing to these publications can provide a writing sample in the public domain plus a chance for professional development.
Writing an article for Technical Communication can be a career enhancer. Writing book reviews is a great option too. I’ve been involved for several years now writing book reviews for Technical Communication. Book Review Editor Jackie Damrau is a thoughtful and skillful editor. She has given me ideas on how to be an effective editor as I learn from her. Please see stc.org for details on how to become a book reviewer. I think you will greatly enjoy the experience plus enjoy getting the free books.
Writing an article for Intercom can also be a career and skills enhancer. The experience of working with the editorial staff at Intercom has been enjoyable for me. Dr. Chuck Dull and I recently submitted a column idea that was accepted. Now, for the shameless self promotion, I could tell you that I hope you might enjoy seeing the column.
By Jeanette Evans