A View From Number Two

Mary Burns

By Mary Burns
Vice President
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC




The View from Number 2

I’m excited to be serving the chapter as Vice President. For years I was a “sleeping member” of Orlando Central Florida STC. I rarely attended meetings, although I read STC publications, did some online learning, and batted editing queries around the technical editing SIG.

Then I discovered what a great group this is. I met people like me, with a passion for writing well and a commitment to being an end-user advocate. People who enjoy being with and supporting other technical communicators, as shown by all those who have encouraged me in my leadership journey.

All of this, as well as the latest trends in the profession, await you at this month’s Washlines meeting, a rousing chapter tradition. Washlines XX kicks off a great year of meetings with speakers on topics requested by you in last year’s topic survey.

We will be exploring subjects such as instructional design, documentation project management, style guides, and accessibility. Panels such as “120 Years of Career Advice” are in the works.  A few social events will help us connect with our friends and enjoy the lighter side of being a technical communicator.

I hope that this will be your year of getting more involved with Orlando CFL STC!

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