Editor’s Message – 2016-Q4

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed reading our President’s Message about how she started her career as a technical communicator. In fact, it inspired me to mention my own humble beginnings!

I owe my first tech comm job-Technical Editor at Kaiser Permanente – to EBSTC.

I was volunteering as the newsletter editor (same as now) and the then – president of EBSTC managed a team of writers at Kaiser Permanente. She called me out of the blue one day to tell me about an urgent opening in her group and asked me if I was interested. Of course, I was! I started at Kaiser Permanente the very next week as a contractor and was hired as an employee three months later. The power of STC!

Go to the STC website and renew your membership as soon as you can. Don’t forget to select the East Bay Chapter as your chapter. And just so you know, EBSTC’s ever-popular Holiday Party scheduled for December 1 will cost STC members only $10 (non-members pay $20).

If we have inspired you to reminisce about your own tech comm or STC anecdotes, please share them with us and we’ll publish them in our newsletter.

Happy Holidays!

Ashwini Tharval
Managing Editor