Linda Oestreich is an STC Fellow and was the 2007–2008 President of STC. She joined STC in 1979 and is a member of the San Diego Chapter and the Technical Editing, International, and Management SIGs. In October 2009, through a collaboration of STC with People to People Ambassador Programs, Linda led a delegation of technical communicators to China for a professional exchange of information. Linda has presented at more than 25 STC Summits and scores of chapter and regional events. She is currently the Chair of STC’s Associate Fellows Committee and presents the Technical Editing Fundamentals certificate course for STC with Michelle Corbin.
Linda teaches Copyediting for Technical Communicators at the University of California-San Diego Extension. In her day job, Linda is a senior business analyst for a defense contractor who supports work at the San Diego-based Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Through the many years of Linda’s career, she has worked for government, industry, and education. She has been laid off, demoted, and promoted. She has consulted and been captured. She has spent most of her career as a technical editor and documentation manager—only recently moving into the business and strategic analyst roles.