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Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Judge the STC Competition
By Catherine Sprankle, Chapter Member, Treasurer, STC Carolina Chapter :::: One of the most important events in STC Carolina Chapter’s year is our competition. Technical communicators from SAS, RTI, and other companies submit their documents for judging by their tech comm peers. This year’s competition is coming up and we need you to join in the judging! The combination of learning, camaraderie, and service adds up to a unique experience that you’ll want to do every year! “No, not me, I’m not qualified to do that!” you might be thinking. But you are! Here’s why it’s worth your while to spend a few hours next month as a competition judge: Get a great networking opportunity: As a judge, you’ll spend a few hours the morning of Satur
October 26, 2017 14:04 EDT
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Technical Communication Careers: A Day in the Life of a Technical Communicator
By Christina Mayr, Immediate Past President The world of technical communication is diverse and career paths can vary greatly. At STC Carolina, we cater to writers, editors, illustrators, user experience professionals, and content managers in high tech, healthcare, government, nonprofits, finance, education, and many more industries. If you've ever wondered how to get into technical communication, now is your chance to ask some experts. On October 19th, we're hosting a panel discussion with four technical communicators. This is a free event, so register today! Ingrid Towey, Senior Technical Editor, Red Hat ::::Ingrid Towey believes in the WriteUX. She combines technical writing with UX (User eXperience) skills to create documents th
October 13, 2017 10:35 EDT
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Meeting Recap: August Mentoring Meet 'n' Greet
By Martin Wall, Chapter Member :::: One of the things that puts a lot of technical communicators on the fence is the fear of not knowing where to start. People who are breaking into field often get stumped when job descriptions ask for writing samples and experience in various tools. Getting assistance from someone who has been in the field of Technical Communication for a long time is rare opportunity. STC Carolina Chapter offers an exclusive Technical Communicators Mentoring Program where mentors and mentees are given an opportunity to interact with each other and are matched to work on projects including but not limited to building portfolio pieces, helping mentees learn new tools, resume building, and job shadowing. On August 31, 201
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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Professional Networking Events With STC-Carolina
By Guiseppe Getto, President If you’re anything like me, you may be terrified of professional networking events. Even the thought of engaging socially with a friendly community like STC-Carolina might fill you with dread. Or maybe you’re one of those blessed people called extroverts who thrive on social interaction and can’t get enough of it. :::: Either way, here are some tips for making the most of your next professional networking event, whether that is with STC-Carolina or your workplace colleagues. Tip #1: Don’t Try to Be the Life of the Party, Unless You Are As an introvert, I’m scared of professional networking events because I never feel like I know what to do at them. Do I bring my business cards? Do
September 20, 2017 16:53 EDT
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