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February Newsletter

Dear Readers,

Can you believe it’s 2019? The beginning of the year is such a motivational time where you can reflect on the past and set new goals for the future. While it may already be February, I know that I am still motivated by the goals I set on January 1st. I hope you are, too.

This first quarter of the year we are focusing our programs on productivity. This month, we will have our first program of the year. We will be hosting a totally free webinar by Kelly Shrank on Using Checklists to Increase Productivity in Communication Tasks. I love using checklists at work because they are totally customizable and free. Join us and invite your coworkers and friends to see how you can incorporate checklists into your workflow.

We are also excited to upgrade our image this year with a new logo for our chapter. We’ve worked with local graphic designer and technical writer Carl Slaton on a new design, and we’re really excited to update our website, banner, and documents with an updated and fresh logo that sets us apart. We’ve selected 3 designs and are asking our members to vote on which logo they like best. I hope you’ll take the time to give us your input.

Best Regards,

Lacey Corbin
NTLSC President

Upcoming Events

Thursday,
February 14th
February 20
register here
Sunday,
March 17th

The Lowdown

Logo Voting

Below are the logo images for you to vote on.
Please click your answer below. You can only provide one response, so click carefully.
Please submit your vote before February 25, 2019.


Choice A
Choice B
Choice C

Choice A
Choice B
Choice C

About Our Members

Below is a graph that depicts our current membership by area.

Renew STC Membership

STC’s 2019 membership season opened on September 1st, and you can still renew. In continued celebration of the 65th anniversary of STC, you can enjoy special Professional & Academic, New Professional, and Student membership rates!

Remember that it's only $25 to add the North Texas Lone Star Chapter membership. When renewing your membership, on the Communities > Chapters tab, select to add the Lone Star Chapter.
 


Click here to see more information about the new rates and benefits and to renew your membership!

Volunteers

Do you have a talent for photography? Are you a people person? If so, we need your help.
Below are the areas in which we have a need for volunteers.
Contact president@stcdfw.org if you are interested in helping.

Historian
Take pictures at events.
Videographer
Record chapter meetings.
Membership Coordinator
Review our monthly membership reports to ensure new members are welcomed and added to our mailing lists.
Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator
Help us find corporate sponsors.
Volunteer Coordinator
Help connect volunteers to their interests.

STC Houston Mini Conference

On Saturday, February 16, our chapter will hold a mini conference in the Student Center, and we would like to invite you and your students to the conference.
 
The mini conference includes workshops on technical editing and content management, and breakout sessions about DITA, teaching engineers to write, and writing with workflows.
 
The conference agenda and other information is on our chapter’s web site here:
http://www.stc-houston.org/stc-houston-miniconference-spring-2019/
The conference registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages.

We hope to see many of you there!
STC Houston

Spectrum Conference

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the annual Spectrum Conference! Please join the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) March 24-26 as they celebrate this diamond anniversary. The theme is "Remember Yesterday. Celebrate Today. Plan for Tomorrow."

Click here to see more information and register.

Summit

The 2019 STC Summit is in Denver this year, May 5-8.

The full schedule is available here: https://summit.stc.org/schedule/. You can view it in a PDF grid, or as a list. There are 80+ sessions and 12 workshops, plus:

Please consider attending the premier technical communication conference and share this info with your tech comm colleagues -- and on social media.

Want to Get Your Degree or Certificate?

Consider a degree or certificate in Technical Communication. DFW has several local universities with excellent programs, and STC offers their own professional certification program.
 

Society for Technical Communication - Professional Certification at the Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert level. For more information, visit www.stc.org/certification/.

University of North Texas – BA, BS, and MA in Professional and Technical Communication, and Technical Writing Certificate. For more information, visit https://techcomm.unt.edu/.

Texas Christian University – BA in Writing. For more information, visit addran.tcu.edu/english/academics/areas-of-study/undergraduate-programs/ba-writing/.


University of Texas at Arlington – Technical Writing Certificate. For more information, visit www.uta.edu/english/Academics/technicalwriting-certification.

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