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This is the primary site for the STC Washington, DC – Metro Baltimore Chapter. This site replaces the old one at www.stcwdc.org. Companion sites are the
This website provides an ongoing presence and communication for chapter members and others interested in our events. This site identifies membership benefits, chapter information, educational resources, speakers' handouts and presentations, community service activities, and many more items of interest to the technical communicator and others interested in the field. It serves as a public relations tool for chapter members and others who want to know about events such as competitions, meetings, workshops, and seminars / webinars sponsored by the chapter and by the Society for Technical Communication.
The chapter provides chapter members with networking tools such as the Chat discussion list, the Events & News site, and several social media groups such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Tools are provided for the technical communicator in the form of links to Web resources for developing technical materials, information about the career of technical communication, job announcements, ability to provide a resume to potential employers, ability to advertise your documentation company, and more. This website also provides an historical platform and repository for chapter records, awards, honors and achievements, competition winners, photos, past presidents, and past events.
Site Design and Contact Information
The site was initiated, designed, and coded by Cynthia A. Lockley. The Web site is maintained by the Website Team Committee.
Website Team Committee Manager job description.
Web Diva: Cynthia Lockley
Site Accounts Owner / Manager: Cynthia Lockley
Volunteers with HTML, PHP, CSS, and WordPress experience are welcome to join the team.
By Phone: 703-522-4114
By Fax: 703-522-2075
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Accessibility Design and Features
The Accessibility Design and Features page describes the Document Type Designation (DTD), navigation, fonts, style sheets, colors, Web conventions, and other items used to make this site an enjoyable and useful experience for everyone. The following information is provided on the Accessibility Features page.
Chapter and STC Logo Graphics
See the Chapter and STC Logo Graphics page for a variety of graphics you can use for adding links back to the Washington, DC – Metro Baltimore Chapter pages in your site.
See Rotating Scenes for the full collection of images used in the rotating banner image.
Current status reports for the site are maintained at http://www.stcwdc.org/mint. Copies of the report may be obtained from (however, the stats are formatted for online viewing so they don't format well for printing hardcopy). The status reports are maintained with the Mint package [link leaves this site].
Operating Expenses Fundraising
Shop at our Washington, DC – Metro Baltimore Chapter Amazon Associates Store and support the chapter's operating expenses! Books purchased through links on this site or by clicking on the Amazon.com logo provide us with up to 8.5% of each sale.
Payment for events, competitions, and operating expense contributions may be made by credit card on the website through PayPal. A PayPal Payments button, as shown on the right, is provided in Event Registration and other forms to make your payments. For information about how to use PayPal, see the PayPal FAQ.
PDF File Information
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