Re: STC is broken

Subject: Re: STC is broken
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: "Ealasaid A. Haas" <writer -at- ealasaid -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:36:56 -0700

Hi, Ealasaid
As a Programs VP, thanks for your comments.
For me, it is a constant challenge to figure out what people need, or at
least, what they will come to see.

I'd love to discuss some of those suggested topics, either in-group or
offline. You aren't here in SoCal, by any chance?


Ealasaid A. Haas wrote:
> Joel Wilhelm wrote:
>> A good article on the state of the STC:
> An interesting piece. It doesn't seem to have a lot to say, though. And
> it definitely didn't cover why people like me don't go to STC meetings.
> The reason /I/ don't generally go to STC meetings (excep the schmoozes,
> when I remember to put 'em in my PDA) is that they're not about things I
> would find useful. I'm a tech writer, sure, but the tools I use
> (FrameMaker, Illustrator) and the things I document (DVR hardware
> testing) don't seem to get presented on. The biggest problem I have at
> work (getting engineers to actually follow through and get me info)
> doesn't seem to get presented on.
> I suspect that I'm not the only one in this situation. The STC is useful
> as a networking tool and I often recommend it to jobhunting or new tech
> writers, but for someone in my situation it's not so useful. Now that my
> employer isn't footing half my membership, I might not bother renewing.
> -Ealasaid

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