Society & Industry News
2003 National Salary Survey Available
STC's web site now includes this year's salary survey for technical writers and editors in the U.S. and Canada. This survey, one of STC's most popular publications, has been posted in PDF format on the members-only section of our web site. Please visit www.stc.org/salary.asp to see salary and benefit statistics broken down by geography, experience level, and other factors.
If you haven't yet been to the members-only section of the web site, please note that you'll need your STC member number and a password to enter. If you do not know your member number and password, go to www.stc.org for assistance.
Upcoming Society Events
February 27-28, 2004
The Atlanta chapter will hold its annual conference, Currents, at Mercer University in Atlanta. Topic stems include learning new skills and tools, contracting, satisfying users, education/professional development, and management. For more information, please contact:
Cheri Crider: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25-27, 2004
The Sacramento chapter will host the STC Region 8 Conference at the University of California, Davis. The conference will feature seminars, a regional leadership summit, and a trade show and career expo. For more information, please contact:
Eric Butow: email@example.com
Dues Renewal Invoices to be Mailed Soon
In October, STC members received e-mail messages encouraging them to renew their memberships online at www.stc.org. Printed dues renewal invoices will be mailed in late November to those who do not renew online. For membership dues, STC accepts checks in U.S. dollars or Canadian equivalent and American Express, MasterCard, and VISA payments. Dues payments must be received by January 1, 2004. (A grace period extends to February 28, 2004.) Note that only members who have paid their dues by February 28, 2004, will be eligible to vote in STC elections this spring.
Two categories of members do not receive a dues renewal invoice in November: members who join STC on or after November 1, and sustaining organizations. Sustaining organizations are billed separately in July.
The rates for 2004 dues are as follows:
If you have any questions, please contact the membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society Membership at a Glance
As of September 30:
*Includes 34 student chapters
STC Houston Membership
STC's 51st Annual Conference Registration Rates
The STC 51st Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore May 9-12, 2004. Members can register for the conference by using the form provided in the preliminary program, which will be mailed with the February issue of Intercom, or online at www.stc.org. Online registration will open in mid-February.
Advance full-conference and one-day registration rates are as follows. The last day to register for the conference at the advance rate is April 23, 2004.
Here is a list of STC telephone seminars scheduled for November 2003 through March 2004. Further details will be announced on the STC Web site at www.stc.org/seminars.asp.
December 10, 2003
January 14, 2004
January 28, 2004
February 11, 2004
February 26, 2004
March 10, 2004
March 24, 2004
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