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June 2011 News & Notes

STC News & Notes

 

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Blogging with the STC President

STC President Hillary Hart took a look back at last month's STC Summit and blogged a bit about what she took away from the event. Read her thoughts, then offer your own either as comments or by the linked email, on STC's Notebook.

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Experience the Summit with SUMMIT@aClick

If you weren't able to attend the Summit with Hillary Hart and all the other attendees, you can still benefit from the educational sessions presented! SUMMIT@aClick is an online collection of the conference's content, with audio and PowerPoint synched together. It's like being able to bring the entire content of the conference back to share with the rest of your company. Over 80 sessions were presented in Sacramento, and almost all of them will be available on your computer and on your schedule with SUMMIT@aClick. There's a special pre-release offer through 15 July, so check out SUMMIT@aClick for full details and to order.

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Have You Joined MySTC?

Membership in MySTC is closing in on 2,000; are you one of them? If not, what are you waiting for? MySTC allows members to communicate, collaborate, and network with colleagues online. There's screen-sharing, discussion groups, chat, whiteboards, event listings, and so much more. Find out what you're missing and join MySTC today!

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New Certificate Course Added to Schedule

STC recently added the new certificate course, DITA from Legacy to the Future, presented by Bernard Aschwanden. The course is held twice a week, Thursdays and Fridays, from 8 September through 7 October (with one week off). This course is developed for people who need to learn about DITA and want the basics of the software tools that work with it.

Visit the Certificate Course page and the Live Web Seminar page for full schedules. Many more will be added soon, so check back regularly.

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STC Communities, Staffers, Receive APEX Awards

Two STC communities and two STC staffers were named winners in APEX 2011, The Twenty-Third Annual Awards for Publication Excellence. APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communication excellence. Congratulations to the Technical Editing SIG, Carolina Chapter, Liz Pohland (editor, Intercom), and Chip Boyd (webmaster) for their awards. Chip received the coveted APEX Grand Award, and the other three received the APEX Award of Excellence. Read more information about these great honors on STC's Notebook.

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Submit Your Nominations for STC Office

Don't forget to submit nominations for STC office for 2012! You can nominate yourself, or someone you feel would make an excellent Society-level officer, by completing the Nomination Form. For 2012, STC members will elect a Vice President, Secretary, Directors (four positions), and Nominating Committee members (two positions). See the STC election page for more information, descriptions of the roles, and to download a nomination form. The Nominating Committee will be contacting nominees over the next six weeks. If you, or the person you nominated, hasn't been contacted by the end of June, please email stc_election@stc.org.

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Community Events

You can see a collection of events STC communities are hosting as part of STC's Notebook. Many of the events are online, and all STC members are invited. July's events will be posted soon, so please bookmark the Community Events page and visit it regularly!

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STC Publications

Online access to Intercom and Technical Communication are part of your membership. View the latest issues of each for articles and research that can affect the way you do your job or give you a heads up on new ideas, tools, and theories. Don't forget, though, you must log in to read the full articles.

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STC's Notebook has compiled links to technical communication blogs, including the top 25 most influential bloggers (as named by MindTouch), member blogs, and important nonmember blogs. See the current list here. Want to see yours included? Email Kevin Cuddihy with the URL.

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Links of Interest

STC's Notebook provides a weekly set of Links of Interest most Fridays, with links to blogs and articles discovered through Twitter, emails, and other means over the previous week. The new News and Notes will include links to those blog postings so you can review the Links of Interest at your leisure. If you have a link you think other STC members would be interested in, please email Kevin Cuddihy.

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