Steven Jong, STC

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I am a life-long technical communicator and Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). I am a former STC Director at Large, past president of the STC Boston (now New England) Chapter, and chairman of the first STC Certification Commission, which was established to begin and then oversee the STC certification program.

What's Steve been up to?

January 8, 2016: My petition is now closed. Thank you so much for your support!

December 6, 2016: I petitioned to appear on the ballot for Director at Large in the upcoming STC election.

September, 2016: Updated links.

March, 2016: I presented at the STC New England InterChange conference: "Embedded User Assistance: Third Rail or Third Way?"

January, 2016: I joined the Community Affairs Committee, managing leadership webinars

July, 2015: Updated links.

June, 2015: After retooling, the STC certification program restarted. The CPTC credential is expanded from two to three levels—Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert. Existing CPTCs become CPTC-Experts.

March, 2015: I made two presentions at the STC New England InterChange conference: "Four Ways Mentoring Strengthens Our Profession" and "To Illustrate or Not to Illustrate."

February, 2015: My reminiscences of the BossTunes appeared in the "After Hours" column of STC's Intercom magazine. An expanded version, with lyrics, audio, and video, later appeared on the STC New England news website.

January 7, 2015: I have agreed to join the STC New England administrative council to fill the remaining term of a departing council member. I've also become associate editor of the chapter news website.

September, 2014: The STC New England Chapter has started a mentoring program. I am the administrator.

May, 2014: Anna Pratt and I presented at this month's STC New England program on "Surviving—and Thriving—in an XML World."

March, 2014: I presented at the STC New England InterChange conference on "Communicating With the Audiences of the Future."

May, 2013: My term on the Certification Commission has ended.

March, 2013: I wrote "Certification After Dark," which appeared in the "After Hours" column of STC's Intercom magazine.

October 18, 2012: Updated links.

May, 2012: I received the STC President's Award for my work on certification!

October 8, 2011: Certification information and announcements available at the STC website.

July 3, 2011: I am now the chairman of the Certification Commission, serving a two-year term.

May 15, 2011: The STC Certification program is open for business!

May 8, 2010: My term on the STC Board has ended, but I am now the chairman of the Certification Committee.

April 28, 2010: The members have spoken! Congratulations to Rachel Houghton, the new STC Secretary.

March 2, 2010: Going to my old blog now redirects to my new one.

January 4, 2010: Happy New Year! I am a candidate for STC Secretary.

January 17, 2009: I had to restart my blog.

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