Sharing our Knowledge, Helping our Colleagues

Mike Nelson

Can you believe summer is starting already?! Before we focus all our attention on beaches and barbecues, let’s participate in one more lively chapter program on June 30th – Lightning Talks! For this virtual event, we’re looking for at least five speakers who would like to share an uncommon feature, workaround, time-saver, or plug-in of your favorite authoring tool or other application that other technical communicators might find helpful. There’s no pressure – you only need to talk for 5-10 minutes. You can do this! If you’re interested, please fill out the very brief online form. Thank you in advance!    

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In addition to sharing your knowledge at this event, consider sharing information on a regular basis on our chapter’s new Slack channel at the STC Slack Workspace. Just go to, sign in with your desired email address, and search for the #new-england channel.    



Lastly, the results are in for the 2020-2021 STC Alliance Competition. Although only two of the 54 entries were from our chapter, and both from the same company (KVH Industries), they both won an award. C’mon, New England – we can do better than that! The competition is the best deal in town – where else can you get a comprehensive review of your work from three independent, impartial technical communicators – along with the chance to win a prestigious award? Why not consider submitting something when the competition starts up again this winter? You won’t regret it.

The Competition could not happen without the dedicated volunteers who serve as judges. Therefore, I’d like to sincerely thank all the volunteers from our chapter who joined me as judges in this year’s STC Alliance Competition: John Garison, Steven Jong, Sharon Metzger, Brett Peruzzi, and Beth Thomerson. You have done a tremendous service for your colleagues, and your efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!