Northeast Ohio Society for Technical Communication

Our diverse group includes writers, editors, content developers, instructional designers, information architects, illustrators, graphic artists, and more. As one of the most active geographical communities in STC International, we strive to add value to our members by providing a variety of educational and networking opportunities. Learn more about the NEO STC.

* Don’t forget to renew your 2019 STC membership, and select NEO STC for your chapter membership. Join or Renew Now! Students, apply for Membership Funding from NEO STC. *

Upcoming Events

Click on an event for more information and to register. Or go to our Events Calendar to see more.

April 11 – Program Meeting: Artificial Intelligence.Peter “Scotch” Scocimara, Google Cloud Support. This will be a virtual meeting only.

April 23 – Networking Lunch: Creekside, Brecksville

May 16 – NEO STC Member Appreciation Picnic


2019 Spectrum Conference, STC Rochester Chapter, March 24-26

2019 STC Summit, May 5-8, Denver, ColoradoEarly-bird discount ends soon. Register now!
Students – volunteer and receive complimentary registration to the Summit. Details.
Scale the Summit – Making the Most of Denver 2019. View this recorded webinar for some great tips for Summit attendees.

Recent Programs

Redefining the Role of an Information Architect. Robin Boldt, Rockwell Automation. Presentation (.pdf)

Tapping into the Creative Mind: The Science Behind Generating Ideas. Presented by Jennifer Yaros, BrainSpark. Recorded Webinar | Tapping into Your Creative Mind (.pdf) | Brain Dominance (.pdf)

Mining for Metadata with Survey Monkey. Presented by Patrick Files. Presentation (.pdf)

What’s the Difference Between Technical Writing and Other Types of Writing? Presented by Paul Joseph, CEO of International Writing Institute. Recorded Webinar | STC-MiniWebinar01-28-19 (.pdf) | Self Test (.pdf)

LEGO® Serious Play® – Bricks for Business!  Hands-on session facilitated by Heidi Spangler. Watch this video to learm more.

Visit our Program Meeting Presentations page for links to available program materials and recordings.

Lines & Letters Newsletter

March Newsletter is Hot Off the Press

What’s New with NEO STC? Find out in our latest issue of Lines & Letters! NEO STC President Bob Young talks about the Three ‘Rs’ for Reinvigorating Our Chapter Membership. Read about the upcoming STC Summit. And  we shine the spotlight on Ben Woelk and Paul Joseph. Check out what else is new in the March Newsletter.

Submit to Win

Have you read something interesting? Have a tech comm tip to share? Tell us about it!

Every NEO STC member who contributes to the Lines & Letters newsletter is entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card. The more articles you submit, the more chances you have to win! Students are also eligible, NEO STC member or not. Send your newsletter submissions to

Deadlines for upcoming newsletters:

  • April 26 for May issue
  • June 21 for July issue
  • August 23 for September issue
  • October 25 for November issue

Past Newsletters

Use the Newsletter Issues selector at the bottom of this page to find previous issues of Lines & Letters. Browse our Newsletter Archive for PDF versions of Lines & Letters from 2000 through 2016.

Join our Slack Community

NEO STC Member Exclusive!

Slack is an app where we can have real-time conversations, share thoughts, documents, and photos quickly and easily. Let’s use Slack to engage more and get to know one another!

  • Check out the #chapter-discussions channel to stay up-to-date with NEO STC.
  • Join the conversation about tech comm issues on the #general channel.
  • Post or find job leads on the #jobs channel.
  • Visit the #random channel for entertaining water-cooler banter.

Learn more about NEO STC Slack group.

Are You a Student Interested in Technical Communication?

We can help connect you with experienced professionals and mentors, internships, learning opportunities, and job leads!

Our Student Membership Funding Program pays for half of your one-year membership in the Society for Technical Communication and NEO STC chapter. Find out how to apply.