Nicoletta A. Bleiel

Immediate Past President

Technical communicators strive to make users more successful. I am honored to serve STC, whose goal is to make technical communicators successful in a wide variety of ways, including advocacy, education, and recognition; and by providing leadership opportunities.

Nicky is an STC Senior Member with 20 years of experience in technical communication; writing and developing information for software products in the documentation, media, industrial automation, simulation, and pharmaceutical industries. A popular conference speaker, she has presented talks at the STC Summit, WritersUA, tcworld, CIDM, and LavaCon on many topics, including embedded help, tools and technologies, user assistance design, single sourcing, wikis, social media, agile, and convergence technical communication. She has been published in STC's Intercom, Tieline, the STC conference’s Proceedings, tcworld magazine, TechCom Manager Newsletter, and the WritersUA and the Content Wrangler websites.

She earned a BA in journalism from the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of Kappa Tau Alpha honors society and the University Scholars Program.

Nicky is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter, as well as the Instructional Design and Learning, Single Sourcing, and Usability and User Experience SIGs. Her website is and she is @nickybleiel on Twitter.


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