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STC TC Communicator
Published by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
                                                                                                                November 2016, Volume 2, Issue 11



Our November Meeting

STC Certification: CPTCTM
Is it Right for You?

Several of our STC TC members have experienced the STC certification process. Laura Tallen (above on right) has earned the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) Expert designation. Chris Hester (on left) has been certified at the CPTC Foundation level. In addition, Chris is an accredited CPTC Foundation trainer. They’ll be available to take your questions and discuss topics like:
  • How certification is structured
  • How the certification process works
  • What to expect if you go through the program

November 10
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104

> Free Parking in Ramp


Register Online

STC Certification: Twin Cities CPTCä Class Set for December

Training for the Certified Professional Technical Communicator - Foundation Level is coming! This two-day class is tentatively scheduled for early December 2016 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

The class will cover nine core areas of technical communication and prepare you for the certification exam. An APMG-accredited CPTC trainer, Chris Hester, will lead the class.

Chris is a communications professional who has delivered successful content strategy, training, and knowledge management projects to clients in the advertising, entertainment, financial, pharmaceutical, and technological industries.

If you are interested in attending a public class, scheduling a private class for your organization, or learning more about certification, contact Chris Hester at

October Meeting Recap: Networking and Social Media
by Lily Keire

Our interactive networking event which we presented last month was a success! We discussed LinkedIn gurus like Anne Pryor and the DOs and DON'Ts of networking with social media. In-meeting networking included sharing resources. For example, Mary M. announced a free InDesign workshop coming up. I, for one, have since signed up for notifications about future InDesign events.

The group also discussed possibly running STC TC software workshops so that our members could learn from each other how to work with popular tech comm applications. What a great idea!

Congratulations to our drawing prize winner Johanna Schels, pictured center right. She won the highly acclaimed networking book Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi.





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