Editorial January/February 2023

A Note from the Editor

With the new year, I am pleased to take on the role of executive editor of Intercom and the magazine’s mission of providing practical and applicable content for technical communicators of all skill levels and interests. Thanks to the outstanding work of outgoing executive editor Alisa Bonsignore, Intercom has continued to thrive and provide highly relevant and informative content for its readership.

I would also like to welcome our new editorial assistant, Paula Robertson, who joins the team this year. For 2023, we have a good breadth of topics planned for you, including issues on professional credentials, tools and technologies, technical editing, soft skills, information visualization, and project planning. Be sure to take a look at the full editorial calendar on the Intercom page on the STC website to learn more. I welcome your submissions and suggestions on these and other important and emerging topics in technical communication.

The January/February 2023 issue focuses on the importance of professional credentialing in technical communication and serves as a companion for our annual Tech Comm Week event. The contributions in this issue cover a wide range of credentialing options, including academic degrees, certificate programs, and professional certification, as well as some important professional development insights. Whether you’re new to the field, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between, there’s something for all levels to discover about professional credentialing in technical communication. Also included in this first issue of the new year are two of our regular columns, Meet the Change Agents and Student Perspectives, and an informative piece on Web accessibility pitfalls. I hope these articles and columns help you learn more about professional development and technical communication as you continue your journey as a technical communicator.

If you’re interested in contributing to Intercom, know that we’re always willing to discover new voices and perspectives on technical communication. Please take a look at the editorial calendar at https://www.stc.org/intercom/editorial-calendar/ to see what we have coming soon. While each issue has a specific topic, we’re happy to feature other technical communication topics in each issue, as well.

I wish each of you a prosperous and healthy new year and look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Craig Baehr intercom-editor@stc.org