September Virtual Networking Lunch

The stated topic of the September virtual lunch meeting was about the chapter programming plans for the 2023/2024 year. Conversation turned to cover the technical communication field in general. We discussed how many things are covered under technical communication and the many different communities in STC that support those. The communities of interest (COI) and practice (COP) are:

  • Academic (COI)
  • Accessibility (COI)
  • Agile (COI)
  • Application Program Interface (COI)
  • Consulting & Independent Contracting (COI)
  • Health & Medicine (COI)
  • Instructional Design & Learning (COP)
  • Solo Technical Communicator (formerly Lone Writer) (COI)
  • Policies & Procedures (COP)
  • Technical Editing (COP)
  • Usability & User Experience (OI)
  • Women in TechComm (COI)

The group showed interest in future topics for discussion, including:

  • Getting started in contracting – including using sites like Upwork and Fiverr
  • Joint meetings with UX
  • Medical writing


By Angie Dianetti