Welcome to STC Ontario
We are the Ontario community of the Society for Technical Communication (STC).
Formed in 1959, our community includes technical writers, editors, technical illustrators, and technical communicators of all kinds.
This website is a place for members to keep track of events, find career support, get involved in the service of our profession and access the tools that our membership provides.
Employers can post a technical communication job in our Job Bank at no cost.
Subscriptions to the STC Ontario Job Bank may now be purchased independently of STC Ontario membership.
Upcoming Events and Training
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New Council Opportunities!
Looking to gain experience, showcase your skills, and build your resume? Click here to check out our new council roles and get involved with STC Ontario!
The Utility of Style Guides
By Craig Dodman What is a Style Guide? Style guides are a widely used reference document that contains rules and recommendations for writing content. Style guides will feature specifications for the formatting of titles, lists, and tables,the language or version of English should be used,the unit of measurements used,legal requirements,the phraseology for any notices of…
Review of “Automated Transcription” by Bokhove and Downey
By A. V. Howland Introduction As a freelance transcriptionist, there’s nothing that delights me more than when a job comes in and it’s already half-complete. It’s easy to tell when a previous worker has been using voice-to-text software to do their job for them. The malapropisms and lack of division between speakers are a dead…
DITA Information Types
By Tommy Nicolls DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is a versatile and widely used standard for content creation that is usually implemented using an XML editor. It is a structured authoring standard, or framework, that separates content and format. One of the major characteristics of DITA is that the smallest unit of content is a…