Important News on Voting and Changes to Governance

Society voting is open through April 26th. Society level voting is a little different this year. All dues paying members that renewed by 1/31/2024 should have received a ballot on 4/15/24. The ballot comes in the form of an email from Jotform, with the subject “A form has been assigned to you”. If you click … Continue reading…

March Virtual Lunch Summary – STC Summit

This month we discussed the changes to the STC Summit this year. We were joined by STC Summit Conference Cochair Kelly Shrank. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to a Summit, you will notice many changes. This year the Summit is on a weekend. The sessions begin first thing Friday morning and go … Continue reading…

President’s Column (March, 2024)

March is here and spring is in the air. March is an exciting time for many people. It signals the beginning of warmer weather, the blooming of flowers, and the planning of summer vacations. In many people’s opinion, entering the month of March causes us to feel enthusiastic about the future. I’m going to try … Continue reading…

Resume Secrets (Webinar Review)

On February 22, 2024, Jack Molisani presented Resume Secrets That Might Surprise You, the first of the three-part Employment Readiness Series offered by the STC Ohio Chapter. Jack is an STC fellow, president of ProSpring Technical Staffing, and the executive director of The LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and TechComm Management. He is also the … Continue reading…

Rising Together (Book Review)

Rising Together: How We Can Bridge Divides and Create a More Inclusive Workplace Sally Helgesen. 2023. Hachette Book Group. ISBN: 9780306828300. 215 pages. 30.00 (hardcover). The Wall Street Journal stated that Sally Helgesen wrote “one of the best books on leadership of all time” and credited her with “bringing the language of inclusion to business” … Continue reading…

Akron UX Pros and Ohio STC (Webinar Review)

The Swapping Skills: UX Pros and Technical Communicators! webinar held on Jan. 4, 2024 was an impressive event you can view at the following site. https://www.youtube.com/@northeastohiosocietyfortec5715/videos Dan Minder of UX Akron and our own Tricia Spayer facilitated the discussion. This slide shows some of what Dan covered. If you are interested in learning more about … Continue reading…

On Gendered Pronouns and Singular “They” (Some Thoughts)

The OWL Purdue Writing Center has some interesting material on gendered pronouns and the use of – they.         See https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/grammar/pronouns/gendered_pronouns_and_singular_they.html for details such as: “Knowing that ‘they’ can be used to refer to individual people allows writers to avoid defaulting to he in regular use. It is also important for people whose genders … Continue reading…