January 2009 Meetings

For all upcoming events this year, please visit http://www.stc-houston.org/events.htm • Networking Lunch – January 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM     Fuddrucker's at 7511 FM 1960     Linda King, PM, Immediate Past President Our next STC networking luncheon ... Read More

Bloggers Everywhere: Let’s Share Our Thoughts

by Paul Mueller, President Finally joining the blogging world, I've started “Answers for All,” a blog about Technical Communication topics and other random thoughts. Please stop by, read what you want, and share your thoughts and comments. See ... Read More

Slide:ology to PowerPoint’s Rescue

"Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations" by Nancy Duarte O’Reilly Books, 2008 Pages: 294 ISBN 10: 0-596-52234-7/ISBN 13: 9780596522346 MSRP: $34.99 http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596522346/ by Robert Delwood, STC Houston ... Read More

Your STC Membership – A Resource in Tough Times

by Crystal Johnson, VP Member Services STC memberships are effective January 1—December 31 of each year. Lapsed members who renew within the year must pay a reinstatement fee of $15 (lapsed members are those that have not renewed by mid-March). ... Read More

Your STC Dues May Be Tax Deductible

STC members who pay taxes in the USA should be aware that Society dues may be tax deductible. Members can often claim dues as a deduction in one of several ways: as a charitable expense, a business expense, or a miscellaneous deduction. For more ... Read More

STC’s Salary Database

Published in the October issue of STC Tieline www.stc.org/stcmembers/salaryDatabase01.asp STC's 2007 Salary Database, which contains salary information for 2006 and 2007, is now available on the STC website. STC's Salary Database enables members to ... Read More

MadCap Software Offers Free Tool-Independent Webinars

by Cathy Bettoney, VP Programs In this uncertain economy, everyone needs to make sure their skills are up to date and they're current on the latest topics. Towards that end, MadCap software is running a series of free webinars in first quarter of ... Read More

Keep Everyone Informed by Twitter!

by Char James-Tanny "All the little birds on J-Bird St. Love to hear the robin goin' tweet tweet tweet" At this year's Technical Communication Summit, I introduced social networking at Leadership Day by telling those in attendance about Twitter. ... Read More

STC Body of Knowledge: The Age 50+ Persona

by Lori Gillen, Co-Manager of the AccessAbility SIG and STC associate fellow. Lori also works as a technical communicator for McKesson. Many STC members have contributed to the Body of Knowledge and as the endeavor continues, the more important it ... Read More