January Program: How to Avoid an International Incident

Tips and Tricks for Communicating with a Global TeamTechnical communication has gone global. Modern technology allows us to work with subject matter experts or other writing colleagues in other time zones and different environments, all coordinating ... Read More

Are you a cheater? November Meeting Review

by Stephanie Donovan, STC-Houston PresidentAre you a cheater? Would you admit it, if you were? STC Vice-President Bernard Aschwanden thinks technical communicators can “cheat” with some of the tools we use every day on the job. In fact, he recommends ... Read More

Connect at our December Networking Meeting!

by Cindy PaoCome to the next networking meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014!This time, we’re at the Cadillac Bar, where we’ll again eat and drink (but not drink and drive), converse, and even exchange gifts.Gift Exchange: Since we’ll be meeting in ... Read More

Trivia Questions, Answered!

By Cindy PaoAt the networking meeting in October, we (Stephanie Donovan and me) divided the room into teams and asked some tech-comm related questions.The teams fought valiantly and well, giving me newsletter-article fodder!Note: I tried to record ... Read More

New Networking Meetings: Sweet Success or Bitter Defeat?

By Cindy Pao, Immediate Past PresidentIt was a good turnout for the first networking meeting, on a Tuesday night. In all, 17 people gathered at Pappasito’s Cantina. Everyone chatted. Many ate. Some indulged in margaritas!Fifteen of us waited for a ... Read More

November Program: How to increase your writing productivity with cheat sheets

By George SlaughterHow to increase your writing productivity with cheat sheetsTime is money. The pressure is always on to get more done in less time.Companies spend a lot of money purchasing the tools to help writers produce more. Yet did you know ... Read More

November Program: A Tech Comm Cheatsheet

In November, we are in for a real treat as STC Vice President Bernard Aschwanden joins us to share his Tech Comm Cheatsheet.Tech Comm CheatsheetBy using features most people don't even think about, you can take a set of tools (for example, ... Read More

Connect and Learn at our October Networking Meeting

by Cindy PaoSTC Houston is hosting its first networking meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.Brush up on your favorite tech comm reference book and get to know your NBA mascots. We’ll test your knowledge at the first ever Connect and Learn with STC ... Read More

September Program: Let’s Get This Season Started!

STC Houston proudly kicks off our 2014-2015 season with an outstanding speaker! STC Associate Fellow, Rhyne Armstrong, joins us to discuss his topic: Don’t Suck at Presenting Speaking in front of a group of people is very hard to do. Don’t make ... Read More

Adobe Resource Spotlight – April 2014

by Doris Beetem Adobe Tech Comm Newsletter The Adobe Tech Comm Newsletter is a monthly email that summarizes the most recent resources on Adobe’s Tech Comm Central: http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/. Tech Comm Central provides information on Adobe ... Read More