Now that we have your attention, the Fellows committee would like to invite all STC Associate Fellows who meet the criteria for STC Fellow to apply for this honorary rank by 1 November 2020.

Fellow is the highest rank that the Society can confer upon a member. It is reserved for those Associate Fellows who have continued to make exemplary contributions to the field of technical communication. Being honored as an STC Fellow recognizes a career-long journey of achievement and significant contributions to the profession.

You must meet these minimum criteria to be considered:
  • Inducted as an Associate Fellow at or prior to the 2018 STC Summit
  • Member of STC in good standing for at least 13 years
  • Active in the Technical Communication profession for at least 18 years

The Fellows committee will evaluate your:
  • Professional qualifications (academic and work experience)
  • Leadership in the Technical Communication profession
  • Publications and presentations
  • Honors and awards in Technical Communication
  • STC Society-level service
  • Involvement with other professional organizations

A generous anonymous donor is paying the fees for all Associate Fellow and Fellow applications this year, so the fee to apply is waived. During this economic climate, it was a priority of our donor that the fee associated with applying for these two honorary ranks in STC would not be a deterrent for potential applicants.

For more information, as well as the Fellows guidelines and application, see “What is a Fellow?” at

The application will take you some time, so take a look at the guidelines and application today. The deadline is 1 November 2020.

Thanks for considering applying.

– The Fellows committee: Nicky Bleiel (chair), Cindy Currie, Hillary Hart, and Linda Oestreich

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