STC Election Meet the Candidates
This entry is being posted on behalf of David Caruso, candidate for Nominating Committee in the 2021 STC election.
David CarusoI have enjoyed every moment as a volunteer with STC over the years. I have found so much in common with all those who identify themselves as technical communicators . . . or as I call us—“explainers of complex things.” I see so many opportunities for people entering this profession and I look forward to helping STC continue to remain a guiding force in the direction that our profession takes.

My focus, should I be elected to serve on the STC Nominating Committee, will be on what I call the “human side of technical communication.” That is to say, the people who do this job regardless of their title or domain. So just what do I mean by “the human side of technical communication”? Well, first I have a confession to make . . . I write almost exclusively in Word. I consider myself to be a technical communicator, yet I have never authored a help file (outside of coursework). Put simply, I like to serve people. The people who foster relationships with subject matter experts who need to convey information to an audience. The people who work closely with their management teams to clarify and deliver information to their customers. And yes, the people who work with engineers and developers to deliver clear and practical documentation—these are the humans I am talking about—the people of the profession and the members of STC. If elected to the nominating committee, I look forward to finding those among us who would bring their passion and experience to the elected offices of the society.

I look forward to many more years of supporting STC and the explainers of complex things. Thank you so much for your consideration as a candidate for the nominating committee.
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