Intercom Outstanding Article and Guest-Edited Issue Awards

STC gives out two awards for the exemplary work published in Intercom: the best article of the year and the best guest-edited issue of the year. This year’s judging team for the awards consisted of Saul Carliner (Chair), Michelle Despres, Linda Oestreich, Kirk St.Amant, Marta Rauch, and Kelly Schrank.

Gain an Edge with These Sessions!

Hi, STC Summit Attendees! I am excited to see everyone in Washington, DC in a couple of weeks. In order to help you pick your sessions, I’ve highlighted the following from the Technology and Development track. As track manager, my team and I helped choose some wonderful sessions that offer a wide variety of topics. I hope you enjoy the conference and learn some amazing tips and techniques that you can take home and implement in your workplace.

Design and Testing Sessions to Give You the Edge

As you plan your STC Summit schedule, I highly encourage you to check out the variety of sessions offered in the design and testing track. These sessions were hand-picked from many excellent proposals for the Summit, and they were selected specifically to help you “Gain the Edge to Get Results.” The design and testing track offers sessions that target new technical communicators, as well as sessions intended to advance seasoned professionals. Here’s a sample of sessions that are on my must-see list

Writing and Communication that Gets Results!

By Li-At Rathbun | Writing and Communication Track Manager

If you are looking to Gain the Edge at the Summit by improving your writing and editing, here are a few sessions to consider in the Writing and Communication track:

Content Reuse Strategy

Selecting the Best Technology to Support Your Content Reuse Strategy

It can be overwhelming to figure out what type of technology solution your company needs, which often leads to inaction. Companies today realize that they need to take advantage of content reuse in order to save time, save money, and generate higher-quality documentation.  A successful content reuse implementation requires a well-planned, well-thought-out content reuse strategy and technology that effectively supports this strategy. Often, technical communicators must lead this effort because they are working with the content, tools, and writing teams who are critical to the success of any content reuse and management efforts.

Introducing the 2017 Ken Rainey Award Winner

The Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research was established by STC in 2006 to celebrate and honor Professor Ken Rainey’s passion for research that results in improvements to technical communication, especially to practice. The goal of the award is to encourage quality and excellence in technical communication research by honoring those whose research studies have made an outstanding contribution to the field. The committee for this year’s award is Ann Blakeslee, PhD; Charles Kostelnick, PhD; Michael Albers, PhD; and Hope J. Lafferty, AM, ELS