Summit Panel Discussion: Why Technical Editors Are Still Relevant

By Kelly Schrank

At the STC Summit 2012, the session “Why Technical Editors Are Still Relevant” drew a big audience. The distinguished panelists were all well known in the Technical Editing SIG and STC. Read the rest of this entry »

Mastering Content Strategy: Technical Editing and the Digital Universe

By Andrea J. Wenger

The Maya predicted that on December 21, 2012, the earth would undergo a cataclysmic change.

I think they were off by five days. Read the rest of this entry »

Discovering the Field of Scientific Editing

Nancy Titus Napierala

I had no idea that technical editing could be a career path, yet that is what I learned when I took a class in this field as a graduate student at Northern Illinois University. Considering for the first time the possibility of specializing in the field of technical communication, I recalled my impression that scientific writing and editing must be highly difficult and specialized. People with traditional humanities backgrounds (like mine) are also thought to be averse to anything connected with such hard sciences as mathematics, chemistry, physics, or engineering. Yet I had already experienced another seemingly high-tech field — accounting. Read the rest of this entry »