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…

Leadership: What’s in it for you?

It is that time of year when we elect and appoint new leaders for the upcoming year. The Ohio STC year runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. We are seeking new leaders to carry our chapter forward in the upcoming year. Will you be one of them? What’s in it … Continue reading…

Monthly Meeting: March 4, 2021, Agile for Content Creators, Kevin Doherty

The OHIOSTC community was joined virtually by Kevin Doherty Marketing Communications Manager for VYOND, an online animation software company. Kevin is ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) in Agile facilitation. Agile development is typically focused on software development and/or engineering projects. This is reflected in some of the language used in the literature discussing the Agile processes. … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Ginny Haas

Ginny Haas, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Radcom, Inc. Ginny Haas is a long-time member and friend of NEOSTC (OHIOSTC). She is currently the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Radcom, Inc., a local business that provides technical documentation, instructional design, and process documentation services. Prior to joining Radcom, Ginny worked for an … Continue reading…

In the Spotlight: Darlene Richard

Say hello to the fabulously interesting Darlene Richard as she recently joined Ohio STC, lives and works in Australia, and is a native of Ohio. You will love reading about her background in the following. What is your personal background? I grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, in a rather extraordinary family.  My Dad was 20 … Continue reading…

Talk of the Town: Lisa Mileusnich Joins Adobe

Congratulate Lisa as she explains: “I’m a technical writer in an agile environment (using some info I learned at a recent STC meeting!), and I support a software tool called Workfront. Workfront (the company) was acquired by Adobe around the first of the year.” She goes on to say, “They are based in Lehi, Utah, … Continue reading…

Kelly Graham Is a Winner

When we held our last drawing for the winner of a $20 gift card for a contributor to Lines & Letters, Kelly 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: Lori Meyer

Be inspired and mesmerized as you read Lori’s answers to the questions asked.  She is current president of the most impressive Rochester Chapter. What is your current and past involvement with STC?I’ve been a member of STC for most of my technical communication career. I joined STC when I was living in Rochester, NY, and … Continue reading…

Congratulate Kelly Graham

Congratulations are in order for STC Associate Fellow Kelly Graham as she retires from Rockwell Automation after working there for more than three decades.  Since joining STC in 1990, her participation with NEO STC (now OHIO STC) has been a positive influence on the chapter and has moved us forward in our goal of promoting and sustaining the role … Continue reading…

Paul Holland Is a Winner

When we held our last drawing for the winner of a $20 gift card for a contributor to Lines & Letters, Paul 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…

Purdue Writing Lab (Site Review)

If you are commenting on a student paper, editing, or writing, you might like the Owl Purdue site as a reference. It is easy to search. It is also a reliable source of information on many issues related to writing.   An example is how the site provides an overview of the use of the … Continue reading…

Office Optional (Book Review)

Author Larry English is an Ohio-based writer who tells a great story in Office Optional. His story, in part, is about how he is a co-founder and now president of Centric Consulting, a company with a focus on building an office optional approach and a mission of creating a culture of happiness for their employees … 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…