What is STC

Subject: What is STC
From: aba -at- OC -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1993 13:38:21 -0800

>I'd be interested to learn who, or what, the `STC' is. I would guess
>that it stands for `Society of Technical Communicators' or something
>similar. From what I've read so far, you can be a member of it, and
>it also publishes a journal, so it sounds like some sort of society or
>academic/professional body.

>Would anybody like to elaborate? Is it a US or an international

>Apologies if this has been covered earlier.


>Andrew Shires,
>Technical Author

>Harlequin Ltd., Barrington Hall, Cambridge, England.

What is STC?

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a nonprofit, educational
professional organization devoted to the theory and practice of technical
communication. STC is more than 16,000 members and 130 chapters worldwide.

Who belongs to STC?

STC members represent all aspects of technical communication, including:
writers and editors of technical, scientific, and medical material; graphic
artists and illustrators; translators; managers and supervisors; educators
and students; independent consultants and contractors; and audiovisual

What activities does STC promote?

STC provides state-of-the-art information about technical communication and
offers opportunities to network and expand your knowledge through chapter
activities, the STC Annual Conference, regional and local conferences,
employment information, scholarships, research grants, and four
international competitions.

What publications does STC offer?

STC offers its members a quarterly professional journal (Technical
Communication), a monthly newsletter (Intercom), a quarterly student
newsletter (Interchange), chapter newsletters, Conference Proceedings, and
a library of miscellaneous publications.

How does one obtain additional information about STC?

For membership information and/or the Preliminary Program for the 40th STC
Annual Conference, contact the Society for Technical Communication, 901 N.
Stuart Street, Suite 304, Arlington, Virginia, USA 22203-1822, telephone
703/522-4114, fax 703/522 2075. Or, send E-Mail to aba -at- oc -dot- com and include
your name, address, and telephone number.

Binion Amerson, aba -at- oc -dot- com
General Manager, 40th STC Annual Conference

Binion Amerson, Senior Technical Writer, OpenConnect Systems, 2711 LBJ, Ste
800, Dallas, TX 75234, Ph 214/888-0447; Fax 214/484-6100; Email aba -at- oc -dot- com
General Manager, 40th STC Annual Conference, June 6-9, 1993, Dallas, Texas.

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