Valuable Abilities for the Technical Communicator in the Oil Industry

Post by Noel Atzmiller I spent some time this week, preparing my topics for the up-coming meeting at the University of Houston-Downtown campus in April. At this meeting, I plan to discuss some documents on which Technical Communicators might ... Read More

Top 25 Technical Writing Blogs

One blog evaluation website ( provides a ranking in different categories of blogs, each in one neat list. One of the categories available that may be applicable to this group provides links to the most popular Technical Writing blogs ... Read More

Book Review – Three Keys to the Past – The History of Technical Communication

Review by Noel Atzmiller Three Keys to the Past – The History of Technical Communication, edited by Teresa C. Kynell and Michael G. Moran; Ablex Publishing Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut 1999. If you are interested in essays about the ... Read More

Workshop – APIs and SDKs: Breaking Into and Succeeding in a Specialty Market with Ed Marshall

APIs and SDKs: Breaking Into and Succeeding in a Specialty Market with Ed Marshall The North Texas Lone Star STC ... Read More

Teaching Engineers to Fish – Noel Atzmiller

The old saying, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime," might be apropos for this month's program from STC Houston's Noel Atzmiller. Teaching technical writing to engineers ... Read More

September Season Kick-Off: Teaching Engineers to Fish?

Welcome back, STC Houston members and friends! We're all set for another great program season and looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 8 at the American Red Cross (2700 Southwest Fwy.) The old saying, "Give a man a fish, ... Read More

Notes from the Net – July 2015

by Doris BeetemGone in a flash? Facebook says Adobe's plug-in is a security risk no longer worth takingby Brett Murphy July 13, 2015 4:08 PM PDTUpdated: July 14, 2015 6:14 AM ... Read More

Book Review – Clear and to the Point

by Noel Atzmiller, Manager, Technical Publications, Baker HughesClear and to the Point by Stephen M. KosslynOxford University Press 2007Have you ever viewed a PowerPoint presentation that was difficult to understand? Was the information on the slides ... 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

April Program Events Reviews

By Cindy Pao, President, STC HoustonThe chapter had two program activities in April, so I’m going to share my thoughts about them here.April 12 WorkshopJoe Welinske presented two, 90 minute topics during the Saturday workshop:Multi-screen Content ... Read More