Re: Is the STC worth it?

Subject: Re: Is the STC worth it?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:29:48 -0800

For me, the job is 90% about learning things, and a fair portion of
the things I have to learn are professional development. Either I have
to find and learn a new tool to do something new, or I have to
document a new technology that will be useful again in the future.

The one bit of professional development I got through the STC was in I
think the mid-90s, in the basement of the old London Wine Bar in SF,
when they got someone to give a presentation on undocumented internals
of WebWorks or RoboHelp. But today I could find that sort of thing on
the web without leaving my desk.

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:47 AM, Mike McCallister
<mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:
> * Professionals need professional organizations. If for no other reason than professional development. As long as tech writers/communicators continue to complain about co-workers lacking respect for what we do, we need an organization that will fight for respect (STC doesn't do enough of that, IMHO, but that's a result of me being in a minority in the organization).

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Read about how Georgia System Operation Corporation improved teamwork, communication, and efficiency using Doc-To-Help | http://bit.ly/1lRPd2l

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Is the STC worth it?: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Is the STC worth it?: From: Mike McCallister

Previous by Author: Re: RE: Is the STC worth it?
Next by Author: Re: Is the STC worth it?
Previous by Thread: Re: Is the STC worth it?
Next by Thread: Re: Is the STC worth it?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads