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Community Update from the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

November 2023

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Logo for the 2023 STC Pacesetter Community Award.

Hello to all chapter members and followers!

Here's the latest news from the Chapter.

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.

Sydney J. Harris

Happy holidays from the STC Washington DC – Baltimore Chapter!


Check out STC's Upcoming Webinars and Online Courses

Experiments and use cases for AI from a tech writer's perspective

When: Friday, December 8th 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT through Zoom

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Since AI has gone mainstream and promised to transform many professions, including tech comm, many of us have been exploring and experimenting with AI in different use cases. We know it's important to learn these AI tools, but in what situations do we use AI, and how can AI help? Conversely, in what situations does AI backfire?

In this presentation, Tom Johnson will share some personal experiences in using AI for different writing-related use cases, explaining what he has found helpful. These use cases and takeaways are all experiential, based on his experiments with using AI both in the workplace for documentation-related scenarios and writing on his blog.

Register for the event on Eventbrite.

Contribute your talent!

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to offer their talents to help us continue providing educational opportunities, events and networking opportunities for the chapter. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

We currently are looking to fill positions on the chapter Administrative Council. If you are an STC member who thinks they can contribute in one of these positions, let us know by using our Volunteer sign-up form.

Check out our list of Current Chapter Volunteer Openings.

We are especially looking for an Events Associate Manager – Webinar Series to help us contact and arrange speakers for our MasterClass in TechComm speaker series. The specifics can be discussed with the current Council. You do not have to be an STC member to contribute to this role.

If you prefer a more behind-the-scenes opportunity, join us as a Website Team Deputy Manager. Help us keep the website up-to-date and get experience working with WordPress. You do not have to be an STC member to contribute.

STC Alliance Competition

Submit your entry for the STC Alliance Competition!

The Washington, DC ‐ Baltimore Chapter is one of the six STC chapters participating in the STC Alliance Competition, led by past chapter president, Carolyn Klinger. The STC Alliance Competition is OPEN!
Information about the 2023 competition is at https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition. Information about the 2023 competition is at the https://sites.google.com/site/stcnychapter/STC-Alliance-Competition website. Sign up for STC Alliance Competition news.

STC WDCB Resources

  1. Sign up to Receive Event Notification Emails
    1. Go to the STC WDCB Events & News website.
    2. Scroll down to enter your email address in the Subscribe to New Posts by Email panel in the sidebar.
  2. Look for jobs and career information on our WDCB Jobs Board website
  3. Follow us on our social media accounts at
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    3. Pinterest
    4. Instagram
    5. Flickr Albums
    6. Join our LinkedIn group to network with others in the technical communication field

STC WDCB Leadership Opportunities

Would you like to team up with members of the STC WDCB Administrative Council?
Please consider volunteering for a committee, run for a chapter office, or volunteer for community service work. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferrable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

Thank you for all your support!

Contact Us

Please reach out anytime to share your comments, or to request assistance: Contact Us

Best regards,

Maeve Wiegand
Communications Manager
STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
pr_communications at stcwdc dot org

Last modified: 21 April 2024

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