Tech Editing SIG offers two scholarships

by Rebekka Andersen Chair, STC Technical Editing SIG Scholarship Committee Deadline for submission -- May 9, 2010 -- winners will be notified in early to mid-June and announced in the Technical Editing SIG newsletter one scholarship assists ... Read More

Meeting recap: Quark simplifies XML and DITA

by Cathy Bettoney Two representatives from Quark, Mark Lewis and Jason Keever, presented the Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution (DPS) to STC Houston in March. Although we are all technical writers, not all of us are familiar with single-source ... Read More

How to develop a habit

Use notes, lists, and friends to remind you to consciously repeat a behavior or action. Use "triggers" too. Those are things that remind you. If you do a quick meditation each time you get in your car, the car becomes your trigger. The morning ... Read More

Why projects fail at large organizations

W.A.R.E. (Work Addiction Resistance Education Projects) at large organizations often fall short of completing on time or on budget. Experts often point to reasons like time constraints or the lack thereof, minimal customer involvement, poor ... Read More

2nd annual Cloud Slam 2010 Conference

March 23, 8:00am -- March 25, 8:00pm (ET) in virtual reality: Top cloud computing thought leaders come together for a 3-day global virtual event with over 100 live presentations and panel discussions. See cloudsters from all ... Read More

Get your computer back in the fast lane

Does your computer take forever to load programs or change pages when you are surfing the Internet? Have you ever been in the middle of writing an email and it freezes, forcing you to reboot and lose all your work? There are few things more ... Read More’s dream job contest! is celebrating its 5th birthday by kicking off our first ever Dream Job Contest! We're asking job seekers all over the country what their dream job is – and we want to hear from you! Five lucky winners will win … drum roll please … ... Read More

Profile: Bill Gearhart and Donna Marcotte

by Marla Davis Beginnings The end of the 1980s in Weirton, WV put a spin on Bill Gearhart and Donna Marcotte’s future. Donna’s arrival as a new hire for the Pittsburgh-based consulting company for which they both worked and occupant of the cubicle ... Read More

A local job resource: BJM

Editor’s note: STC, and specifically STC Houston, does not endorse any political or religious individuals or organizations. The following information is only provided to alert STC Houston members to a local job assistance program in the area. ... Read More

Rick Gillis: getting you through the pipeline

March 19 9am - 4pm Woodlands Library (behind the mall and close to the Pavilion) Job search is NOT about selection -- it is about elimination... and you need to know how to successfully 'game' the system! The first part of the day is presentation. ... Read More