STC's recorded webinars are recordings of all STC live webinars. A recording of each webinar is posted 30 days after the original presentation date. They are available for download for $39 for all STC members and $79 for nonmembers. Included below are description, presenter, and original presentation date. The listing below is in reverse chronological order, by presentation date, so the newest recordings are at the top.

To access your purchased recording:

Once your payment is processed, go to the Member Home page on From there, click on My Account History, and you will be able to access the link to the recording under the My Downloadables header. That product eventually expires, so we recommend bookmarking the Adobe Connect link itself (which never expires) or saving it somewhere.

For questions about webinar recordings, please contact Deborah Repasy.

Note: All information provided in the descriptions is accurate as of the date of the original webinar. Recordings are not refundable.

Building a Business-Driven Globalization Strategy for Content

Alan Porter, originally presented 12 November 2014

Developing a content strategy for a major corporation that has over 300 products is challenging enough, but when you add in the need to support customers and dealers in over 180 countries around the world it takes it to a whole new level. How do you decide where to focus your translation and globalization investments to get the best customer experience?


The E-book Explosion: Why the Publishing Industry Needs Technical Communicators

Toni Byrd-Ressaire, originally presented 5 November 2014

What does publishing have to do with technical communicators? Technological advances in all fields are blurring the lines of traditional roles. Technical communicators now have opportunities to expand their services by taking on emerging roles in publishing. In doing so, technical communicators are equipped with a coveted set of transferable, core skills.


Tips for Technical Illustrations

Tricia Spayer, originally presented 21 October 2014

Interested in improving your own technical illustrations? Join this webinar to increase your confidence in your own technical illustration abilities, improve your processes, and become more professional in your illustrations.


508 Compliance: Creating Accessible Online Learning

Anita Horsley, originally presented 8 October 2014

Nearly 1 in 5 people, approximately 56 million, in the U.S. have some sort of disability, reported by the Census Bureau. Developing accessible online courses is important because not only is it the right thing to do to reach more learners; but it can also be a legal requirement. In the US, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that government and educational organizations make online learning accessible (including eLearning).


FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Discover Liberty Mutual Features

Trevor Waling, originally presented 1 October 2014

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Join Trevor Waling as he discusses all the features of STC's newest benefit company, Liberty Mutual Insurance and how it can benefit you and your business. You'll come away with a complete understanding of how the program works and little known insurance facts. There will also be time for Q&A following the presentation, so bring your questions and discover all there is to know about Liberty Mutual Insurance.



Mentoring and Growing Junior Writers

Betsy Kent, originally presented 25 September 2014

Does your organization have a formal mentoring program? Have you been asked to train writers who are new to the profession or a specific industry? With the right attitude and approach, you can help newcomers grow into solid, skilled practitioners who are a credit to the profession.


Winning Strategies for Independent Consultants

Beth Gerber, originally presented 18 September 2014

Learn proven strategies for surviving and thriving as an independent consultant or small firm. This includes identifying consulting opportunities, networking effectively, making and closing deals, fostering long term relationships, and keeping your business profitable.


Close the Chasm Between the Expert and the Novice for the Good of All

Judith Shenouda, originally presented 17 September 2014

The webinar explores how breakdowns in communication between the expert and the novice interfere with achieving positive outcomes in all areas of human endeavor and provides advice on ways that technical communicators—and others—can close the chasm for the good of all.Have you ever wondered why so much goes awry in communications and interactions between the expert and the novice? In this webinar, Close the Expert-Novice Chasm for the Good of All, Judith Shenouda will share what she has learned about the expert-novice chasm and how it affects decision-making and problem-solving to the detriment of positive outcomes.


Jumping to Light Speed: Adapting to Global Realities

Joe Gollner, originally presented 9 September 2014

Technical communicators today live in interesting times. There are many changes impacting how they work and what they deliver. This session will explore what these changes are and how communicators can respond.


Designing Documentation with Users in Mind

David Dick, originally presented 21 August 2014

This webinar discusses how we can we design documentation that addresses gaps between what the user knows about the product, what they need to learn about the product to understand how to use it successfully, and how we can design documentation with the users in mind.


Beyond the Manual: Writing for the Web

Ellen Buttolph, originally presented 20 August 2014

Technical writing is not just about writing user guides. Web pages, wikis, and mobile applications are replacing manuals and online help. The basic principles of print and Web writing may be the same, but you need to engage your readers as you create content that is easy to understand, well organized, and speaks directly to your audience. Whether you're looking to optimize your current Web content or creating your first wiki, learn how you can transition your skills to writing for the Web.


Visualizing Documents With Scalable Vector Graphics

David Gardiner, originally presented 29 July 2014

Scalable vector graphics (SVG) is part of HTML5 and has considerable potential for producing hyperlinked infographics for online help. This webinar shows how SVG can be the basis for new online documentation interfaces that integrate with topic-based help and improve the user experience. Learn how SVG as an enabling technology can be the basis for visual-first interfaces that improve accessibility of technical documents.