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NEO STC 2013-2014 Competition: Call for Entries

Have you or your colleagues produced technical communication products that you think are worthy of awards? Would you like this work to be recognized by your peers? This call for entries is your invitation to participate in the Northeast Ohio Society for Technical Communication (STC) competitions. We will be exchanging entries with the Rochester...

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Regional Technical Communications Competition for New England

STC New England has relaunched the Regional Technical Communications Competition for New England and is inviting members of the STC Greater Pittsburgh Chapter to submit their work. An excerpt from their competition site can be found below. Visit  STC New England’s website for more information on the competition. STC New England is thrilled to...

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In Memory: A. Stanley Higgins

Stan Higgins was one of STC’s most prominent members and one that Pittsburgh can be proud to  claim. I knew him well; in fact he steered me to a couple of my early jobs and set me on the path to a great career in technical writing. He retired and left Pittsburgh in 1987...

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Nicky Bleiel — Candidate for STC Vice President

View the full slate of 2012 Candidates here: http://stc.org/election/category/2012-candidates I am very enthusiastic about our profession, the professionals in it, and the technical communicators yet to come. I am running for STC Vice President because the growth of our profession is dependent on a robust, active, and vibrant STC, and I want to help...

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Alan Houser Elected STC Vice President

Congratulations to STC Pittsburgh member Alan Houser who was elected Vice President of the Society for Technical Communication on March 30th 2011. Alan was STC Pittsburgh Chapter President in 2003, and the STC Pittsburgh Regional Conference “Writers Without Borders” was held in 2004, during his tenure as Past President of the chapter. Alan has...

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STC Pittsburgh makes PopCity!

STC Pittsburgh makes PopCity!

The Technology Group Social Media Mashup event held at AlphaLab on August 26th was a success with nearly 100 attendees and keynote speaker Ian Rosenberger of Strategic Images speaking on business and social media. Word of the event reached the media and digital magazine PopCity was in attendance and wrote a piece on the...

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Pittsburgh Technology Group Social Media Mashup

Pittsburgh Technology Group Social Media Mashup

The STC Pittsburgh & TechPOWR Technology Group Social Media Mashup. This event is open and FREE to everyone in, or interested in, the Pittsburgh Technology community. There are many interesting technology groups in Pittsburgh who meet on a regular basis, and they are all invited to attend. This is a great opportunity to find...

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She’s a Director; He’s a Fellow!

It has been another great year for the Society for Technical Communication Pittsburgh Chapter. The chapter continued to achieve distinction within the Society, as Nicky Bleiel was re-elected to the STC Board of Directors, and Alan Houser earned the distinction of STC Fellow and served as Conference Manager. Join Nicky and Alan for an...

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Nicky Bleiel Elected for Second Term as Director of the Society for Technical Communication

Nicky Bleiel Elected for Second Term as Director of the Society for Technical Communication

Author: Alan Houser All members and friends of the STC Pittsburgh chapter can be proud! Pittsburgh chapter member Nicky Bleiel was re-elected to the Society for Technical Communication Board of Directors as a director-at-large. Nicky’s second term officially began on May 3, 2010 at the annual STC business meeting, held during the STC Summit...

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STC Pittsburgh member Alan Houser awarded STC Fellow

STC Pittsburgh member Alan Houser awarded STC Fellow

STC Pittsburgh member Alan Houser awarded STC Fellow At this year’s STC Technical Communication Summit in Dallas, Alan Houser had a dual role: not only was he the Conference Chair; he was also awarded the rank of STC Fellow. Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the Society and is only awarded to Associate...

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2013-2014 Events

Dates with an * are tentative and may change.

Note all dates listed are the 3rd Thursday of the month unless otherwise indicated.


Sept 19, 2013
Writing for Visibility: Bringing Analytics, Social and SEO Together
3rd Thursday @ LunaMetrics
Oct 10
WordPress – Why You Should Be Using It To Run Your Website Or Blog
2nd Thursday
Nov 20
Getting a Position in Today's Job Market - A Virtual Presentation