It’s a brand new year, and that means brand new STC education! Make the most of your membership by beefing up your education report card. This week is chock-full of great webinars and online courses.

This week:

Behind every great technical writer is a great technical editor….or at least there would be in an ideal world. And, even more importantly, there’d be a technical editor behind every non-writer who produces documentation. But how do tech editors decide what support to give? What should they base their decisions on? How do they convey it to the writers in a way that doesn’t make them cringe? All this and more will be covered in the popular returning online course, Technical Editing Foundations, hosted by Li-At Rathbun. The course begins tomorrow, 7 February, at 10:00 AM EST (GMT-5) and will run on Wednesdays through 14 March. Register today!

Technical communicators often find themselves in support or behind-the-scenes roles, but the tech comm skill set lends itself perfectly to directly supporting clients and doing consulting work. Find out how in From Business Writing to Consulting, hosted by Daniel Conrad. This webinar takes place tomorrow, 7 February, at 2:00 PM EST (GMT-5).

 

Technical communicators know that graphics and visuals can add significant value to documentation and support, but the cost, time, or creative effort is often prohibitive. Andrea Perry and Brean Pavlinak tackle this problem and how to solve it in Improve Screenshots Using Simplified User Interface (SUI).  This FREE STC Member-Only Sponsored Webinar was so popular that we brought it back for 2018. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 8 February, at 2:00 PM EST (GMT-5).

Want to ignite change at your organization, but not making headway? You need to make a business case. Make Change Happen: How to Build a Business Case with Lisa Pietrangeli can help! Running from 9 February through 16 March, our newest asynchronous (self-paced) course will offer a practical, actionable guide on how to organize information and present it to decision-makers to galvanize positive change. Because it’s self-paced, you have six weeks to tackle the material at your own pace, beginning 9 February. Register today!
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