At long last: certification!

As you’ve heard by now, at the STC Summit on April 30 the Board of Directors approved a business plan to begin a certification program for technical communicators. While this was the culmination of my three years as chairman of the Certification Task Force, it also represented the completion of a task that was firstContinue reading “At long last: certification!”

Off to the Summit! (And I do mean “off”…)

Tomorrow I leave for the STC Annual Summit in Dallas, Texas and my last meeting as a Director at Large. I am finishing my term and rolling off the Board after Monday’s annual business meeting. It will be a little strange not being tremendously busy at the conference this time. (For the record, the SocietyContinue reading “Off to the Summit! (And I do mean “off”…)”

Accounting for Tech Writers

“My other piece of advice, Copperfield,” said Mr. Micawber, “you know. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” –-Charles Dickens, David Copperfield As a writer, most of my professional acquaintances are with word people, and by ourContinue reading “Accounting for Tech Writers”

Another FAQ on STC’s Financial Situation

Q: How will chapters operate if we no longer have funds to rely on in the future? A: You are keeping 15 months of revenue, so we’re leaving you in better shape than the Society itself! But anyway, we are committed to ensuring that the chapters do have funds for the future: We plan toContinue reading “Another FAQ on STC’s Financial Situation”