Bernard Aschwanden

Vice President

STC members work hard to learn who our audience is and then deliver the right information, at the right time, to the right people, and in the right format. We regularly see tools and processes evolving to help us achieve this goal. We live in a time where the opportunities to develop a solution, provide value, and work in challenging environments can be found every day.

STC must continue to provide relevant value to its entire membership. My involvement in the Society is as a community leader and a member of the current Board of Directors. STC, though, is a collection of individual members who support one another to grow our reputations as thought leaders and to show that we add value to every business unit, in every business model. We are the right people to plan, create, edit, and manage; this is the right time for us to lead.

Bernard Aschwanden is the owner of Publishing Smarter. We help clients with their content creation, management and distribution workflows to improve quality and increase productivity. Bernard has over 20 years of experience in training, documentation, and publishing.

An extensive background in a range of fields has helped Bernard in delivering training that exceeds expectations. He is consistently evaluated as a top trainer, conference speaker, and thought leader on topics including information development and strategy, DITA and XML, publishing and distribution, writing, and content management. He also teaches for two colleges and is involved in the ongoing development of curriculum for several school programs.

Bernard is an Associate Fellow of STC and a recognized expert in the field of technical communications. In over 15 years of community service, Bernard has presented at STC Summits and to local communities, delivering educational opportunities in person and online to members across North America and around the world.

A strong believer in doing things right the first time, Bernard is an advocate for the value of technical communicators in business to help provide solutions through effective content planning, management, reuse, and distribution.


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