In the Spotlight: Jeanette Evans

Jeanette Evans has been a member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of STC for — well, “forever,” she says!  Since joining in the ’90s, she has worn many hats within the local chapter including co-editor of  NEO STC’s newsletter, Lines & Letters. She was the Competitions Committee Chair for several years, on the Academic Relations committee, a NEO STC treasurer, and a competitions judge. She also organized the first NEO STC conference, working in conjunction with the Cleveland Engineering Society.

Jeanette has also contributed at both the national and international levels for the Society for Technical Communication. She was last a competitions judge for the International Publications Competitions in 2012 and is a several-times published author/co-author of many articles in Intercom, STC’s national magazine.

Titles for Intercom have included: “Emerging Technologies to Consider,” “What We Can Learn from Project Managers,” “Six Emerging Technologies to Watch,” “Effective Storyboarding,” “Seven Steps to Successful Online Help with Reuse,” “and “Moving Toward a Content Reuse Strategy, Slowly and Carefully.” Jeanette has also presented several times at STC’s Annual Conference and has done many book reviews for the Society.

In addition to her work with NEO STC, her experience includes that of writer, editor, instructor, and consultant/analyst. She is familiar with web design, HTML, writing on-line help, technical documentation, and medical manuscripts. During her career, Jeanette has worked for organizations such as Philips Medical Systems and Cuyahoga Community College, where she taught in the Technical Communication Certification program and worked in the Office of eLearning & Innovation, submitting for judging a Teach for Online Learning course that went on to win a Best of Show award from NEO STC.

In addition to working in the corporate world, Jeanette enjoys freelance work and has done projects for the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Office of Clinical Interfaces. If you need a great freelancer, keep Jeanette in mind.

Jeanette lives in Highland Heights with her husband, Rick. Jeanette’s education includes an M.S. in Technical Communication Management from Mercer University and a B.A. in Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. If you want to know more, or are curious about which hat Jeanette is wearing today, contact her at or see her blog at

Jeanette Evans