October 2008

October Program: Webinar Adobe Technical Communication Suite and What’s New in Version 1.3 by Cathy Bettoney, Vice President, Education & Programs With the introduction of Acrobat 9, Adobe has updated the Adobe Technical Communication Suite to ... Read More

October: Networking Lunches

Mark your calendar! Networking lunches are a brand-new benefit for STC Houston members for 2008-09. Join one near you! Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. Westchase Area: Luby’s Restaurant, 12121 Westheimer Rd #100 (Westheimer near ... Read More


Due to Hurricane Ike, the entry submission deadline has been extended. Activities for the month of October include: Monday, October 06, 2008: Entry Submission Deadline Saturday, October 11, 2008: Judging Orientation Meeting Please see ... Read More

55th Annual STC Summit

My Experiences at the Philadelphia STC Summit by Sharon Lynn, Writer/Editor, Houston, Texas As the plane began to descend for its landing into Philadelphia, I could see the luscious, heavily-wooded green terrain below, nestled in silvery fingers of ... Read More

Announcing WriterRiver.com

Submitted by Becca Taylor WriterRiver.com is a neat new site created by Tom Johnson, an STC member. Its design enables technical communicators to submit interesting stories and have the community vote on them. That practice is a good way to keep up ... Read More

Writer’s Resources

The Growth of Author Videos By Gary Michael Smith We’re a visual generation. Television aside, I have more colleagues who read online newspapers and magazines exclusively, as well as textbooks, users’ guides, blogs, and forums than any form of print ... Read More

September Meeting – New Events!

New Events for Members  by Cathy Bettoney, Vice President, Education & Programs   Welcome to 2008-09! We have some new programs in store for you, and we would like your input. We are initiating Networking Luncheons, which will give STC-Houston ... Read More

55th Annual Conference Wrap-Up

STC Annual Conference Wrap-Up Compiled By Cindy Pao, Technical Writer; Contributing Authors: Kathy Delisle, Alyssa Fox, Rene Gedaly, Crystal Johnson, Linda King, Paul Mueller, Deborah Silvi This year’s Technical Communication Summit was held in ... Read More

Tech Talk

Lost: A Dozen Ways To Find Files By Robert Delwood, STC Houston Member Among Microsoft Word’s more frustrating aspects is its ability to lose files. Perhaps we’re to blame some, not paying attention to where or when we save files, but Word does its ... Read More