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Don’t Miss This Special Guest Speaker Event

Speaker: Sean Hubbell on UML Diagrams

When: Tuesday, October 10, 6 pm Central

Location: UAH Salmon Library, Room 111

Parking Map: [Park in Lot G17]

More Info or to RSVP: Dr. Ryan Weber,

Please joint us at our Meet-and-Greet at Biergarten in the U.S. Space and Rocket Center!

Date:  August 24, 2023

Time: 5:30 to 7 pm

The first 10 STC-NA members get in for free.  Regular admission is $5.  We’ll be meeting at the bottom of the stairs. For clickable links, open the PDF link below:
STC-NA Meet-in-Greet at the US Space and Rocket Center Biergarten PDF Flyer

The 2023 Rocket City Technical Communication Conference

First Presentation starts at 9 am.  Plan to arrive any time between 8:00 to 8:45 am.

Lunch is served between 12 and 1 pm.

If you missed John Clement’s October 25th discussion, Tech Communication: A Lifetime of Learning, please view the presentation online on YouTube at this link:

Tech Communication: A Lifetime of Learning

John Clement is an active volunteer in STC. He is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he majored in English: Technical Communication and served as the president of the Future Technical Communicators club for several years. In STC, he currently serves as the Student Outreach Director on the Community Affairs Committee (CAC) and a member of the Membership Marketing Committee. He is passionate about student involvement, community building, and networking.

John’s Talk: In this presentation, John will discuss three places you should exert yourself to grow as a technical communicator: classes, career, and community. It is never too early to prepare for becoming a technical communicator; that includes getting involved in organizations like STC and its resources, which include networking, volunteering, scholarship opportunities, and more. John will talk about his time as a student leader in STC and at his tech comm club at UCF and how they both benefited his student experiences

What: Virtual Review of the 2020-2021 STC Salary Database and UAH Salary Survey Results

When: Thursday, May 5, 2022

Presentation Start Time: 6:00 pm Central (If possible, please log in 10 minutes prior.)

Where: Zoom Online/Virtual Meeting

How: This virtual event requires RSVP by Tuesday, May 3, 5:00 pm Central. To RSVP, send an email with your Name and Org Affiliation (STC-NA, UAH, or Friend) to STC-NA. You will receive a confirmation email within a day that contains information on accessing the meeting online.

Join us virtually on May 5 at 6 PM for an informal review of the 2020-2021 STC Salary Database. We will share how to find it and will review how it is organized. Dr. Ryan Weber, who leads the Technical Writing Department at UAH, will share his thoughts on the 2020-2021 STC Salary Database compared to the UAH Salary Survey performed in late 2019 by the Technical Writing Department at UAH. Then, we will have open discussion on the results for Alabama technical communicators and related roles.

This meeting will not be recorded, so don’t miss learning from and networking with your local technical communication peers.

In case you missed Google Suite for Non-Profits by Arthur Berger, please view the presentation online on YouTube at this link:

STC-Huntsville/North Alabama, Speaker: Art Berger, Google Suite, 2/3/2022

Virtual STC-NA Networking and News

Date: November 4, 2021

Time: 6 pm, Central Time

On November 4, the STC-NA will hold a general virtual meeting to network, share information about events coming in 2022, discuss speaker meetings in 2022, and open the call for questions and/or nominations of volunteer leadership positions. The call for nominations starts in November and concludes with the 2022 STC-NA administrative council election in December. Community leaders
and non-leader volunteers are a vital part to maintaining and growing the STC-NA Chapter, so we hope you can join the November 4 meeting to meet them and share your ideas for the future of the chapter.

In case you missed Effective Listening by Monica Tucker, please view the presentation online on YouTube at this link:  STC NA Virtual Meeting Effective Listening 20210902 – YouTube.

Monica Tucker Presentation Sept 2, 2021

If you missed Rosilyn Rayborn’s delightful presentation of In the Age of the Pandemic, How to Present Yourself to Potential Employers to Get Hired – Approach Your Next Career Search with Confidence! , clink on this link to view it on YouTube:

STC NA Podcast…How to Get Hired…Rosilyn Rayborn…May 6, 2021 – YouTube

In case you missed Bart Leahy’s fantastic presentation, Getting Things Rolling: Starting Your Technical Writing Business, we have the Zoom recording and the slides for you to view! Enjoy!

Link to the Zoom presentation: Getting Things Rolling: Starting Your Technical Writing Business

Link to the slides: STC_Presentation_Bart_Leahy_20210204-compressed



Did you miss The Write Stuff: The Authors Who Chronicle Humanity’s Outward Odyssey, featuring the below panelists?

No worries!  The entire presentation is on YouTube?  Click on this link to see it!!

Did You Miss the Dynamic April Online Meeting with Rosilyn Rayborn? 

Well, Rosilyn has you covered!! Click on this link to view the recording:  Rosilyn Rayborn’s Presentation on Personal Branding!

Description: Rosilyn Rayborn spoke about what it takes to brand yourself in her presentation, Do As I Say and Not As I Do: The Most Powerful—and Practical—Lessons I’ve Learned to Inspire My Personal Brand and How You Can Learn from Them, Too!

Rosilyn Rayborn - Online STC Speaker for April 7About the Speaker: With more than 15 years of marketing experience, Rosilyn Rayborn has worked in many industries and held various roles all in the name of good marketing. She’s worked as a technical writer for SaaS startups, provided social media support for healthcare providers, managed online reputation and PR campaigns, and developed content for B2B and B2C brands. In her last position, she did these things for a portfolio of more than 120 brands. In her latest role, Rosilyn is taking on the CPG industry—providing support to notable consumer-facing brands as Creative Director of brandcory—a Dallas-based branding agency. Outside of work, Rosilyn has participated in the entrepreneurial realm, starting an online cosmetics company and she is now focused on her latest hobby, genealogy. Rosilyn has been featured on countless panels and at various conferences to discuss marketing trends, genealogy and more. Learn more about Rosilyn at

CANCELLED 3/19/2020 at 6:00 pm CST – “My Success, Failure, and Future Vision of Telling the Complete Story” by Alabama Author, Ryan M. Cole

CANCELLED 3/21/2020, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CST – 2020 Rocket City Technical Communication Mini-Conference


Membership Note:

Members in the Society for Technical Communication enjoy access to a rich assortment of benefits to help them become better technical communicators. Renew your membership today and, through STC’s Member Perks program, take advantage of a variety of services and products, offered at special member discounts.


Listed below are some of the companies and  discounts being offered to STC members:

MadCap Software MadCap Software is offering a special 10% discount to STC members on all MadCap Software products. MadCap Software, the leader in multi-channel content authoring, offers several documentation and authoring solutions, including its flagship product, MadCap Flare.

Lenovo STC members can save up to 30% off the public Web price of Lenovo’s product line. Take advantage of great deals on everything you need for your office and home, including all laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, workstations, servers, and accessories. And this week, during their Memorial Day Sale from 17 May through 31 May, members can save up to 36% off select Lenovo award winning technologies such as Think and Lenovo branded devices.

UPS Through the UPS® Savings Program, STC members can save 40% on UPS shipping services that include Domestic, International, and Imports, plus 50% off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll!. STC Members in Canada can take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and receive 40% off small package shipments, 40% off imports, at least 70% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more.

Mass Market Insurance Consultants Health insurance quotes for STC members! Members can now obtain a free, no-obligation quote through Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants (MMIC) Inc., on major medical insurance, life insurance, optional disability, and dental coverage, plus a Free Discount Pharmacy Card.   And more!

Plus, renew your membership today and save 20% on Classic, New TC Professional, or Student membership rates. The 20% savings is reflected in the current membership rates posted online.

Renew now and make sure you’re taking advantage of everything STC has to offer to help you grow, and save! To view all our membership categories and benefits, click here. Questions?

Contact us at +1 (703) 522-4114 or email


STC Memberships are packed with value!! Click on our About Us page to view the perks at a glance!

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