Re: Is the STC worth it?

Subject: Re: Is the STC worth it?
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: "Post, Susan - Exelis.Agency" <Susan -dot- Post -at- exelisinc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:20:59 -0500

Like many things, the more you contribute and participate, the more
perceived value there is for you.

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Post, Susan - Exelis.Agency <
Susan -dot- Post -at- exelisinc -dot- com> wrote:

> This is the first year I've joined STC, and I pay for my own membership.
> I, too, hesitated because of the cost. I can say without a doubt
> it's been worth it. I contacted my chapter and asked if anyone could
> mentor me in API/SDK documentation, an area I'd like to move
> in to. STC (specifically, a wonderful woman named Deb Lockwood) connected
> me to a woman with
> vast experience who has already been a tremendous help. I could go on,
> but that's just one instance of how STC has been helpful.
>
> That said, I think a lot will depend on your chapter, how active it is,
> and how dedicated the committee members are. While it looked
> like not much was going on with my chapter, I joined anyway, mostly
> because I wanted to have access to the on-line magazine
> Intercom that focused on API documentation. I've been so impressed with
> the people I've connected with that I
> want to volunteer to make the chapter even stronger. And I haven't even
> been to a meeting yet!
>
> Regards,
> Susan
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of John G
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 1:33 PM
> To: Cardimon, Craig
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Is the STC worth it?
>
> My company pays for my membership - they pay for all the writers via a
> corporate membership.
>
> I have been a dues-paying member when I have been employed as a writer ...
> um, content developer ... um, communicator over the last 25 years. It's
> not THAT much money, and it is tax deductible, and there are benefits to me
> more than the company. But the company gets something out of it too.
>
> My 2Â,
>
> JG
>
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > Whirlers,
> >
> > Business being how it is, I would not feel comfortable asking my
> > company to pay for my STC membership.
> >
> > So, I'm asking you:
> >
> > First, for those of you who are STC members, who pays, you or your
> company?
> >
> > Second, for those of you who are STC members, do you think it's worth
> > it, especially if you pay for it yourself?
> >
> > Third, for those of you who are not STC members, what is the sticking
> > point?
> >
> >
> >
> > Cordially,
> >
> > Craig Cardimon | Technical Writer
> > Marketing Systems Group
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References:
Is the STC worth it?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Is the STC worth it?: From: John G
RE: Is the STC worth it?: From: Post, Susan - Exelis.Agency

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