[Feb-2010] STC Announcements

Intercom, Technical Communication Now Online-Only

Starting with the January edition of Intercom and the February edition of Technical Communication, both publications will be primarily in an online format. Free online access in a variety of PDF versions will be available immediately, with a web-based version available for Technical Communication starting in February and Intercom in March. Members can elect to add on a print subscription when renewing their membership. The cost is $30 for Intercom and $75 for Technical Communication.

“Technical Writer” Officially a Distinct Profession, per US Government

The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its newest Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) in December and, as STC announced was coming in April, “Technical Writer” has its own chapter for the very first time. This follows a three-year effort by STC to convince BLS of the need for such a change.

Click here to read or download the full STC press release, with quotes, a bit of history, and some comparison figures. Click here to review the Handbook’s new chapter for Technical Writers.

STC Class of 2010 Fellows and Associate Fellows Announced

STC is pleased to announce that 24 distinguished members have been named Fellows and Associate Fellows of the Society. They will be recognized at the Honors Banquet at the 2010 STC Summit in Dallas this year. See the full list on the STC Notebook blog.

STC Announces Online Certificate Courses

STC is offering online courses where participants can earn a certificate. The courses are divided into 90-minute sessions and presented live online over several weeks. To obtain the certificate, participants must log in for each of the sessions.

The current course offerings include Business, Management, and Office Skills, presented by Jack Molisani; Minimalist Writing, presented by Bernard Aschwanden; TechComm 101, presented by Leah Guren; and Topic-Based Authoring, presented by Sharon Burton. For the full schedule, details of the courses, and to register, click here.