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You’re a writer and a communicator. So why spend up to half of your documentation time being a desktop publisher? Or an web designer?

What if you could rely on then things you set in your documents: your numbering, your page breaks, and your cross-references?

What if you could instantly publish whenever you want, to whatever format you needed? If you were using Adobe FrameMaker to manage your content, you wouldn’t be wondering these things; you’d be too busy... Details
When: August 18 – September 22, 2020

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Learn how to integrate social media and social search platforms into your technical communications. Prepare to see social media and social search platforms from the lens of an end-user looking for help where they prefer to interact with companies online.

At the end of this online course, participants will:

  • Be able to identify social media and social search platforms preferred and utilized by your end-user.
  • Be able to identify which content... Details
    When: August 13 – September 3, 2020
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Have you just landed your first job as a technical communicator? Or have you just discovered that there are technical communicator jobs?

This online course will orient you to the entire field that the STC represents. You’ll receive an overview of core skill sets, best practices, and more. If you’re a writing- or communication-focused professional who likes to help people, you’re in the right place. There’s a place for you in tech comm!

At the end of this three... Details
When: August 4–18, 2020

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Behind every great technical writer is a great technical editor. Or at least there would be in an ideal world. And, even more importantly, there'd be a technical editor behind every non-writer who produces documentation. We are tech support for the writers-whoever they may be. And we are the users' final advocates before they encounter the documentation. But how do we decide what support to give? What do we base our decisions on? How do we convey it to the writers, and how do we... Details
When: July 27 – August 31, 2020
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STC community leaders are invited to an overview of six successful programs STC Florida has found effective in building and sustaining their community over the past 25 years. Learn more about student mentoring, leadership development, active membership, scholarships, sharing conference learnings, and joint events with a local university. In this webinar, STC communities can learn how to adapt and implement these programs for their... Details
When: June 30, 2020
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Intrigued by the idea of becoming an independent? Controlling your own destiny and schedule? No more office politics? No more commuting (maybe)? It sounds good, and it can be, but what’s the reality? Do you have the temperament for it? The backing? The discipline? The drive?

In this webinar we will discuss key issues in deciding whether to go independent and how to make it work. We will not discuss issues like insurance and incorporation – there’s plenty of... Details
When: June 25, 2020

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Technical communication is an exciting and challenging career that offers unlimited opportunity for professional development. But to succeed, it's not enough to learn a desktop publishing or Help authoring tool-you need to master the analysis process. This is a thinking person's dream career! TechComm Fundamentals Bootcamp is the fastest, most efficient way to jump-start your career in technical communication. It covers key theory that you can immediately apply to your work, as well ... Details
When: June 24 – August 12, 2020
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In a product setting, technical communication exists for one reason: to enable users to accomplish their goals with the product. To successfully accomplish this goal, we need to break down the traditional organizational silos of Documentation, Training, Product and Support, and move to conversation to a higher level: one of Technical Knowledge.

With Technical Knowledge as the focus, each of these areas is empowered and equipped to think about the problem from a unique... Details
When: June 17, 2020

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Social media and social search platforms provide engagement opportunities to illuminate customer pain points, inform customer preferences, and opportunities to receive real-time feedback. Many companies have focused on social platforms as marketing tools. Technical communicators with the ability to adopt social media into the planning, creation, and review phase of content planning have found it to be an invaluable resource.

Find out how to identify the best social... Details
When: June 10, 2020

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The New Community of Practice and Community of Interest Model Overview is a scheduled CAC webinar to share more information about the new development of STC's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for the 2021 membership year.

When: June 8, 2020