STC's Recorded Web Seminars are recordings of popular live Web seminars. They are available for download for $39 for all STC members and $79 for non-members. Included below are description, presenter, and original presentation date.

Once your payment is processed, go to the Member Home page on STC.org. From there, click on My Account History, and you will be able to access the link to the recording under the My Downloadables header. You will be able to access that link later, but we recommend bookmarking it or saving it somewhere also.

The listing below is in reverse chronological order, by presentation date, so the newest recordings are at the top. 

For questions about webinar recordings, please contact Kimberly Kelly.

Note: All information provided in the course descriptions is accurate as of the date of the original webinar.

Basics of Editing & Proofreading

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, originally presented 28 February 2013

The session will provide the basics of editing and proofreading, including necessary skills and characteristics, marks and symbols, style manuals, using Microsoft Word and Acrobat/PDFs, interacting effectively with clients and colleagues, and helpful resources.

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Planning User Documentation When You Are a Startup Business

Ellis Pratt, originally presented 19 February 2013

In this presentation, we’ll look at how to plan a user documentation project when you’re working for a startup technology company. Working in this environment gives you the opportunity to work “from a clean sheet,” but it also has its own challenges of working in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

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Introduction to SharePoint 2010

David Dick, originally presented 13 February 2013

Whether you are an avid user of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 or new to SharePoint, this webinar is for you. SharePoint 2010 includes several key enhancements, better integration with Microsoft Office, and a redesigned interface that places common commands at your finger tips. This webinar walks you through the new features and functions to help you get started to make the most of SharePoint 2010.

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And the Survey Says: What Consumers Think About Our Instructions (And It’s Not Good!)

Sharon Burton, originally presented 12 February 2013

In the world of product development and marketing, we have a myth that “no one reads the product instructions.” Recent survey results suggest this myth is not truethat people are counting on clear and helpful user instructions to use the products they purchase. This webinar discusses the survey and what it means for content developers, product managers, product managers, and more. You will learn how important product instructions are to consumers.

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Freelancing

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, originally presented 31 January 2013

Being a freelancer takes more than strong skills as a tech writer or editor. Find out what it takes to launch and manage a successful tech comm business as a one-person shop or solopreneur—the personality needed to succeed as a freelancer, ways to find clients and projects, getting paid, important business decisions, resources to help you manage your freelance life effectively, and more from long-time freelance writer/editor Ruth E. Thaler-Carter.

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Career Success in 12 Easy Steps—Wake Up to Your Dreams

Judith Shenouda, originally presented 30 January 2013

Career Success in 12 Easy Steps—Wake Up to Your Dreams is the first of a 12-step series on your career success. Throughout this series you will meet new friends—Darren Dreamer, Mark Mystified, Danny Discovery, Betsy Benevolent, Rose Repertoire, Stacey Success, and others—whose career success can inspire you as you evolve and transition to the next phase of your worklife. Like them, you will create a success story that others can emulate. Based on the presenter’s book, Career Success in 12 Easy Steps: A Journal, each webinar in the series can serve as your friend, your confidante, and your guide. In each interactive workshop, you will take time to think, explore, doodle, draw, dream, and act. In time, you will be on your way to achieving career success, in whatever way you choose to define it.

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Bridging Real and Virtual: QR Codes, NFC, and Augmented Reality

Neil Perlin, originally presented 29 January 2013

How do we take users of online help systems to the topics that contain the information they need? Context sensitivity makes this easy to do when we create online help for software, but how do we create “context sensitivity” for hardware? More broadly, how do we connect the “real” world and the “virtual” online world in order to bridge the two, especially as “mobile” becomes more and more common? In this webinar, we’ll look at three technologies for doing that. None are tech comm tools per se, but all offer a lot of potential for tech comm.

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