Frequently Asked Questions
What is NTLSC?
The Society for Technical Communication is the premier organization for technical communication. With 6,000 members in 50 countries, STC has over 60 local communities that serve the needs of technical communicators in their respective regions. The North Texas Chapter is one of those communities and serves Dallas-Forth Metroplex and the surrounding communities.
What is STC International?
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) seeks to advance the arts and sciences of technical communication, promote awareness of the latest trends and technology in the field, and provide innovative services for its members’ education and professional development.
The Society’s diverse membership includes writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists in various technological fields.
With more than 11,000 members worldwide, STC is the largest professional organization serving the technical communication profession.
What is technical communication?
Technical communication is a broad, interdisciplinary field of study with applications in virtually every discipline. Technical writing, copy editing, document design, medical writing, financial writing, user experience evaluation, interface design, publishing, and science communication are some of the many things technical communicators do. STC members explore how their peers communicate this complex information and learn new skills and strategies better to meet the needs of their users and readers.
I’m looking for a job or trying to break into technical communication. How can NTLSC help me?
NTLSC offers industry education, networking opportunities, and career services for STC members and students in North Texas. Download our brochure(external link) for more information about our services. Also, take a look at our How to Become A Technical Communicator.
Where can I find local job listings?
In addition to the usual search engines (Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, etc.), NTLSC has an employment network where local jobs are posted. You can also add your resume and contact information if you want to be contacted by recruiters and hiring managers.
What DFW Metroplex employers hire technical communicators?
Many technical communicators in the DFW Metroplex work for firms that develop computer hardware or software, including X, and many others. Technical communicators also work for government agencies with offices in the Triangle and companies that support them, such as RTI International and many smaller companies.
What contract agencies hire technical writers?
Local recruiting firms like X, X X. hire technical writers for short- and long-term contracts.
I’m looking for a mentor. How do I get started?
Reach out to our mentoring coordinator at X
Do you offer scholarships to students?
Yes! Check out STC’s Scholarship page for more information. We also sometimes offer hardship scholarships to our various workshops.
Does STC offer professional certification?
Yes! Learn more at: https://www.stc.org/certification/