[Dec 2010] STC Announcements

Used with permission from Anagha Chandratrey.Path to Follow

STC’s Fellows and Associate Fellows are among the top technical communicators in the field. STC has implemented a program to recognize their valuable contributions to the field of technical communication. This program is called the Path to Fellow. Read more about the program and the honor here. Access all of them here.

Membership renewal

STC unveiled a Member-Get-a-Member campaign that can save members up to $50 off their STC membership! Members have to get colleagues and coworkers to join STC. You can vote in the elections by renewing your membership before 28 February 2011.

This year too, MadCap Software is offering to pay for your Basic membership if you purchase select software.

Community events

Many of STC’s communities provided information on their November events for the new Community Events page. Many events are virtual, and can be attended over the Internet.

Editorial calendar for Intercom

Editorial calendar for 2011 for Intercom is out. The editorial calendar is a product of brainstorming sessions about what content STC should publish in its magazine and what the trending or “hot” topics are in the field. It also provides guidance to potential authors. See the topics listed and decide which one is right for you

STC Summit

Registrations for California STC Summit have started on 1 December 2010. Check the new Summit website, for the preliminary program posted there.

Results of the Products and Services survey

STC recently released the results of the November Products & Services survey, conducted as part of the Project Phoenix initiative. The results, combined with some additional comments members provided, gave us a clearer picture of what products and services our members value and which they find the most important.

Salary database report

Sought after by job seekers and project planners the Salary Database report is available. STC’s Salary Database is a tool that can be used to conduct more powerful job searches, make a strong case for a raise, or prepare department payroll budgets. The data in the Salary Database are drawn from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics (OES). Read more in this post on the Notebook blog.

The 2011 Slate of Candidates

Hillary Hart will automatically succeed to President from Vice President, but other positions are up for election. Click here to see the full slate. Please note that all STC members must have paid their dues by 28 February 2011 to vote in the election.

Announcements compiled by Indus task force member Ashish Gupta.

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