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STC TC Communicator
Published by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
                                                                                                                December 2016, Volume 2, Issue 12



Our December Meeting

Translating Documents in Real Time
Presented by Johanna Schels

Have you ever wondered how the process for translating documentation works? If so, come to this program featuring Johanna Schels of Schels Consulting. She will lead us through the translation of a document using SDL Trados.

The program will focus on the following: 
  • Writing for translation and reducing risk
  • Standardizing, modularizing, reducing, and simplifying text
  • Explaining translation memory (TM)
Take part in a demo! You may also follow along by downloading a 30-day free trial of SDL Trados 2017 onto your laptop. The free trial can be found here.

December 13
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104

> Free Parking in Ramp


Register Online

STC TC has created a Facebook group. It's basically a chat room where members who are on Facebook can join a private discussion of all things tech comm!

Join us here. Your requests will be approved as they come in.


Request for Information

A prospective member Kristin Walters is looking for information and advice about transitioning from Communications Specialist to Technical Writer/Content Strategist.

In the next few days Kristin will post a few questions about her interest in changing careers. You'll find the questions on our new Facebook group site. Please make her feel welcome!

If you are not on Facebook, please contact Kristin by email at to share some of your ideas and insight. Check out Kristin's LinkedIn page!

Thank you!

STC Certification: Twin Cities CPTC™ Class Set for Early 2017

Training for the Certified Professional Technical Communicator - Foundation Level is coming! This two-day class is tentatively scheduled for early 2017 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.

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

November Recap: Chris Hester and Laura Tallen led our STC TC most recent meeting, about certification. It was fantastic! By the end of the evening many of us had decided to pursue becoming certified ourselves!


Join a Committee: Check out our Committee Brochure.

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