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June Newsletter

Dear Readers,

I can’t believe that summer is upon us. May was a busy month with the STC Summit in Denver. I hope you enjoyed my Twitter account takeover during the Summit. I tried to give you all regular updates to the action and learning that was happening. For even more insight, read our First Vice President Esther’s account of her experience below. Next year’s Summit will take place in Bellevue, Washington. I hope you can all plan to attend.

This month, we have our family and friends event on Saturday, June 22nd. Once a year, we try to plan a casual get together that includes family and friends. Now that school is out for summer, we encourage you to bring your kids! We will be enjoying the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park and the free museum entrance at the Dallas Museum of Art. Register online at Eventbrite for this free event.

Best Regards,

Lacey Corbin
NTLSC President

Upcoming Events

Sunday,
June 16
Saturday,
June 22
Have a Great Summer!

The Lowdown

Agile Live Meeting Recap

In May’s live meeting, our very own Zohra Mutabanna presented the Agile manifesto and Esther Asham walked us through the life of a writer in an Agile environment. We had 17 people in attendance with various experience levels and Agile knowledge. The speakers and attendees had great discussions and exchanged thoughts during and after the meeting.

Curious or have more questions?  Connect with Zohra and Esther on LinkedIn.

STC Roundtable

Would you like access to over $400 worth of fresh, high-quality content and top experts in the field, be a member of an engaged community and have timely, relevant topics in the world of tech comm and its tangential industries at your fingertips? For a limited time, STC is providing a free monthly subscription to STC Roundtable. Each month, Roundtable members receive all of this plus shared resources from across the web.

Last month’s discussion was about Professional Development (curated by Alyssa Fox & Alisa Bonsignore). To join in this month’s free offer, register here.

Click here to learn more about STC Roundtable.

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Highlights from STC Summit

by Esther Asham

Left to right: Agnes (Past President), Esther (First VP), Lacey (President), and Celeste (Webmaster)

This year, I attended the STC Summit in Denver. I enjoyed the leadership sessions and getting to personally meet many of the familiar names in person. It was refreshing to learn how other chapters are being creative in expanding their communities and enriching the members’ experiences.

The Summit had a great lineup of excellent speakers on a variety of topics and tracks. I especially enjoyed a session about mentor/mentee relationships, many sessions about content strategy and knowing your audience, and was mesmerized by Peter Morville as he delivered the keynote.

It was great to meet with fellow technical communicators from around the world and share experiences and knowledge. I came back with a handful of ideas and many new friends.

Support Our Chapter

We now have an image at the top of our website home page, so use our Amazon Smile link when you purchase from Amazon to donate a portion of the proceeds to our chapter.

Your support of our chapter matters. North Texas Lone Star STC Chapter is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
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Volunteers

Do you have a talent for photography? Are you a people person?
Want to get involved, but don't have a lot of time?
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.
Volunteer Coordinator
Help connect volunteers to their interests.
Short Volunteer Projects
Help with brief or one-time projects.

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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