April 2009 Meetings & Officer Elections

Why Technical Writers Shouldn't Be Writers April 14, 2009 Chapter Meeting Presenter: Alan Porter In twenty plus years as a tech author, editor, heading publications shops, consultant and working for software vendors selling into the tech pubs ... Read More

April Networking Lunches & Webinars

Networking lunches provide an opportunity for you to meet other technical communicators in the Houston area and discuss topics that are important to you. The STC Houston chapter provides networking opportunities throughout Houston and the surrounding ... Read More

April: Elections for 2009-2010 STC Houston Administrative Council

The election will be held during the regular meeting on April 14, 2009. If you cannot attend, you can print and mail the proxy ballot to STC Houston, as directed on the ballot. Download the proxy ballot. Candidates have been nominated for the ... Read More

Judging the Science Writing Contest

by Cathy Bettoney Yvonne Wade Sanchez, Cathy Bettoney, and Loubna Ould-Saidia represented STC-Houston at the judging for the science-writing contest at Houston’s Science Engineering Fair (SEFH) on March 7. This year marks the fiftieth annual ... Read More

Eight Tips for Successfully Working with SMEs

by George Slaughter To be successful, writers must consult with subject matter experts (SMEs). Some SMEs are nearby, while others are in other countries. Some speak in engineer-speak, while others take pride in extensively rewriting your drafts ... Read More

Lessons Learned from Baker Atlas 75th Anniversary Book

Noel Atzmiller is a Technical Marketing Support Award Winner in the 2008-2009 STC Competitions. by Noel Atzmiller In 2007, I served as project manager for the Baker Atlas 75th Anniversary Book. This publication documented our company history ... Read More