Editorial September 2020

A Note from the Editor

When Liz Herman proposed an issue on knowledge management (KM), I knew she was a great choice to guest edit that theme!

Many STC members know Liz for her contributions to the Society as a Board member and committee chair, her service on the Intercom Editorial Advisory Committee, and her leadership in the Eastern Iowa and Washington DC Baltimore chapters. You might also know her from a project management or technical communication course at the University of California, San Diego, Extension.

What makes Liz especially well-suited to guest-edit this issue, though, is her work in knowledge management. Not only is she building a KM practice at Senture, LLC, but she recently concluded a KM project with the United States Department of Agriculture. And KM is definitely a passionate pursuit for her! As she says in her guest editorial, it is her love language!

Thanks to Liz’s expertise and KM connections, we have a super issue for you! I want to thank Liz and the feature authors—Dr. Maureen Hammer, Sara Feldman, John Campbell, Terence Pyle, and Liz, herself!—for the outstanding KM content in this issue.

If you are new to the topic of knowledge management, or you want to dive deep on a new dimension of KM, this issue has something for you!

As always, we have a great column lineup for you, as well.

  • In Content Technologies, Cruce Saunders delivers a very theme-relevant dive into content as a service, intelligent content, content services organizations, and knowledge management with “Content-as-a-Service for Knowledge Management, Powered by Content Intelligence.”
  • Tom Barker introduces us to the new Academic SIG leader, Carol Luttrell, in “New Directions for the Academic SIG” for The Academic Conversation—congrats to Carol and the SIG!
  • In Editing Matters, Michelle Corbin discusses SEO and its relationship to editing with “SEO for Editors.”
  • Student Perspectives guest columnist, Eric Korankye, discusses his experiences with US-centric pedagogies, the importance of diversity in learning, and some examples of contributions to learning from his own Ghanaian experience with “Imagining Just Futures by Designing US Technical Communication Pedagogies that Integrate Knowledge from Ghana, Africa.”

Don’t miss the latest-and-greatest in the Society Pages, and remember that editor, author, and columnist email addresses are provided so that you can engage with us! We love to hear from you—do reach out with questions, comments, or anything at all!

Until next time: To your wild success!

— Andrea L. Ames


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