Dorothy E. McDuffie – Associate Fellow

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For exceptional, continuous service to the STC-ETC as an inspirational builder and sustainer, selfless dedication to the Practical Conference on Communication, connecting organizations for mutual benefit, and for mentoring both experienced and new technical communicators.


An employee of Life Technologies, Dorothy E. McDuffie has a unique perspective on technical communication: She is both a lone communicator in a home office and a mem­ber of a large publications group. Dorothy has taught college English, managed publica­tions groups, and worked as a writer and editor in large and small organizations. She has served STC as an officer in the New Mexico Kachina and East Tennessee Chapters, a judge in publications competitions, and a regional conference manager. Her contributions to STC reflect her interest in how to function effectively on a technical communication team, regardless of geography or size.