Bernard Aschwanden – Associate Fellow

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For your outstanding contributions to all levels of STC as a leader, educator, and mentor, and for your inspiration, enthusiasm, and creativity in the field of technical communication.


Since 1992, Bernard Aschwanden has excelled in technical communication as a trainer, courseware developer, team leader, manager, and business owner. As founder of Publishing Smarter, Bernard works with organizations to create, manage, and distribute content based on technical communication best practices. He is a professor with both Seneca and Humber colleges, sitting on their advisory boards, and helping drive curriculum development.

He has written much about publishing and is an active partner with key developers of technical communications tools. He presents across Europe and North America, and is consistently recognized as a top-rated speaker.

Bernard joined STC in 1997 and is active at local, regional, and Society levels as a presenter, educator, and leader. He has led several certificate courses for the Society. He is past president of the Toronto Chapter and is now ready to face new STC challenges, having been elected this year to the Board of Directors.