Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Volunteer Opportunities

Make a vital contribution to STC and our Ohio STC chapter! You can help the chapter continue to achieve its award-winning service to its membership and community. In addition, there are many benefits to being a chapter volunteer, such as: Develop new skills Receive mentoring from STC leaders Advance your career: Add assets, experience, and … Continue reading…

Spectrum Conference Review

Tricia Spayer attended the Spectrum conference this year and also made a presentation, Enjoy reading her answers to the questions asked. What was your favorite part of the Spectrum conference in Rochester? My favorite part of the conference was seeing STC Rochester members, whom I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with at previous Spectrum … Continue reading…

Where Technical Writers Meet Agile (Meeting Review)

We had a great panel discussion on October 20 about Agile development from the Technical Writer’s perspective. Panelists included our own Barb Philbrick, Paulette Tiggs, and Paul Holland along with guest speaker Nicole Derr. Nicole is a Technical Writer turned Agile Coach. She works with organizations that want to develop high-value products and high-performing teams. … Continue reading…

Mentoring and Wine

Ohio STC members and guests enjoyed sitting outside at the beautiful venue at Michelangelo’s Winery. We shared some red wine, a charcuterie board and a couple of flatbread pizzas. And although they are well known for their amazing pastries, none of us had any room left to try them.’ One guest, a recent college graduate, … Continue reading…

Embodied Risk in Technical Communication (Book Review)

Embodied Environmental Risk in Technical Communication: Problems and Solutions Toward Social Sustainability.Edited by Steven Stinson and Mary Le Rouge. 2022. Routledge.  ISBN 9781032155494. 290 pages. US$44.95 (softcover). If you are a practitioner or teacher working in the field of technical communication, environmental education, science communication, or public health, the material in Embodied Environmental Risk in … Continue reading…

STC Alliance Competition

Did you or your company produce great technical instruction, information, user support, or promotional content for the web or mobile devices in the past year or two? You could be the next winner of the STC Alliance Competition! The STC Alliance is comprised of the Atlanta, New England, New York, Rochester, South-Central Texas, and Washington … Continue reading…

Ohio STC Elections

The Ohio STC met (in person!) at Shadow Lake Picnic Area on June 14, 2022, to conduct the elections for the 2022 to 2023 Ohio STC leadership. Kelly Webb Bonstrup presented the list of candidates for the Ohio STC board for the upcoming 2022 to 2023 chapter year as follows: President – Lisa Adair automatically … Continue reading…

Volunteer Recognition Awards

At the Ohio STC Annual Elections and Recognition, we recognized the following members for their contributions to Ohio STC: Volunteer Recognition Achievement Award Angie Dianetti For providing networking opportunities in the Ohio Chapter. Angie coordinates our mostly monthly networking lunches and social events. Volunteer Recognition Achievement Award Kelly Webb Bonstrup For supporting the chapter. Kelly … Continue reading…

Bob Young Is a Winner

STC Fellow Bob Young won a $20 gift card in our recent drawing open to anyone who successfully answered a question about mentoring opportunities based on an article in our newsletter.   Please stay tuned for details on upcoming drawings.

Hosting from a Moving Car (Meeting Review)

Our March 2022 social included STC Associate Fellow Angie Dianetti hosting in a moving car with husband (STC Associate Fellow Bob Dianetti) driving as we discussed today’s changing workplace. About a dozen people attended as we discussed a variety of topics. Attendees shared their experiences with people returning to the office part-time, full-time, or not … Continue reading…