Rick Lippincott is an Associate Fellow in the STC, and has been a hardware technical writer for over 30 years. He has focused primarily in the areas of aerospace, defense, and security.
Rick was born and grew up in New Jersey, and was determined to make a living in writing. Originally following a career path of broadcast journalism, he realized his true interest was more toward the technology and made a career switch to technical communication.
Rick worked for several years in aerospace, writing documentation for aircraft including the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, research aircraft such as the X-29 and X-31, and the engines for a number of commercial aircraft. He has documented systems including ion implantation, telecommunications,
Rick has been active in the STC New England chapter for many years, starting with a turn on the council for the community then known as STC Boston. In 2011 he navigated STC Boston and the STC Northern New England community into one body, the current STC New England. Rick served as the final President of STC Boston, and the first President of STC New England. He was awarded with a Distinguished Community Service Award in 2018.
At the Society level, Rick has most recently served on the STC Nominating Committee. He has presented at the Summit several times, starting in 1993.
Rick has a BS in Journalism from Ohio University, and a MS in Technical Writing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently lives in Billerica, MA and works as a Senior Technical Writer at Analogic in Peabody, MA where he documents the manufacturing processes for the company’s CT scanning systems and baggage scanning systems. He is the author of the Squadron/Signal publication C-5 Galaxy in Action.
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