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The Editor as the Collaborator: Communication Makes the Difference (Webinar)

9 Jan 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Concept drawing of technical communication office staff and tools they use.


Editors play a major role in producing documentation that is well designed, well written and fulfills user requirements. Effective written and verbal communication between editors and writers supports solid documentation, enhances the editor’s value, strengthens team relationships and provides opportunities for mentoring and education for writers and teams. The following will be discussed:

  • Perceptions of the relationship between writers and editors

  • Communication challenges when editing under tight deadlines and changing schedules

  • How editors can position themselves as mentors and educators for both individual writers and writing teams

  • The role that effective listening plays in opening the lines of communication between the writer and editor

  • How writers can draw on editors as resources throughout a project


Lori Meyer is an STC Fellow and technical communication specialist with over 25 years of experience in designing, writing, and editing documentation for user assistance. Lori began her technical communication career as a technical editor and has been involved in editing and peer reviewing throughout her career. She is a technical writer at a cybersecurity firm in northern California and has an MS degree in instructional technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Lori has been a member of the STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter since 2014 and is a former chapter secretary and president that is now serving in a director role while volunteering for several other STC communities. 


This webinar will be offered through JoinMe and will be recorded. You can attend either through the free JoinMe app on your mobile device or in a browser (all browsers supported, but Chrome works best). You will receive connection information via email two days before the webinar. If you do not receive it, contact us at events@events.stcwdc.org.

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