Society for Technical Communication

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a professional society for the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, STC is the largest organization of its type in the world according to its website. It includes 130 chapters, 21 special interest groups (SIGs), and about 14,000 members worldwide. STC members work in a wide range of roles, including:

* Technical writing
* Editing
* Consulting
* Content development
* Education
* Environmental, safety, and health communication
* Graphic arts
* Human factors
* Indexing
* Information architecture
* Instructional design
* Management
* Photography
* Single source publishing
* Software development
* Technical illustration
* Translation
* Usability
* Visual design
* Web design

Most STC members belong to one or more communities, which are either geographic chapters or special interest groups (SIGs). Most chapters are in the United States. The largest group outside the U.S. is the chapter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

STC publishes a quarterly journal, Technical Communication, and a monthly magazine, Intercom.


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