The India Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) was established in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization. STC India brings together the most skilled and talented technical writers from India and internationally to facilitate the sharing of information about trends, standards, best practices, and experiences within the industry. As a learning organization, we strive to organize learning sessions and provide a platform for the community in India to collaborate.
Our mission is to make the world’s information clearer and easier to use by improving how people learn, practice, and teach technical writing. We strive to bridge the gap left by the lack of formal education (for technical writing) in India, the limited availability of structured learning sessions, and the constantly evolving field of technical communication.
What started as a mailing list is today a thriving community of over 4000 technical communicators across the country, across domains, and across domains. Our programs and initiatives are focused on:
- Raising awareness within the community in India
- Empowering local communities to shape the global practice
- Building bridges between information architecture and other allied disciplines
Our current offerings:
- Learning Sessions
- STC India Conferences
- Targeted learning session for corporates
For just USD 50, you can join a vibrant international community of 4000 technical writers. You get access to Intercom and other STC publications, Technical Communication Body of Knowledge(TC-BOK), an international job bank and salary database, STC mentors, discount on the STC Conference and other learning events.
Our Mission And Vision
The Society for Technical Communication advances technical communication as the discipline of transforming complex information into usable content for products, processes, and services.
STC serves its members by identifying and promoting best practices in the field and by demonstrating the economic value delivered by technical communicators. By providing lifelong learning opportunities, we help our members develop their skills and competencies so that they may advance in a variety of career paths. To achieve this mission, we focus our efforts in these areas:
- Offering continuing education that enhances the competencies and skills of our members and enables lifelong learning
- Fostering the means and opportunity for technical communication professionals to succeed in today’s workforce and to grow into related career fields
- Defining and publicizing the economic contribution of technical communication practices to businesses and governments
- Promoting the concept that technical communication training develops foundational skills and fosters in practitioners habits of analysis, discernment, and problem-solving that underpins their ability to successfully perform in many fields
- Managing the operations of the Society in a sound and sustainable manner, investing strategically to enhance our ability to deliver member value
The Society for Technical Communication strives to be the international authority in content design and delivery, advancing the professional development of our members and articulating the value of technical communication within industry and academia.
You may connect with STC Admin Council using email@example.com
Vice President and Editor for Indus
Treasurer & Immediate Past President
Adviser (Planning & Strategy)
Dr. Anu Singh
Webmaster & Tech Support
Membership Manager & Social Media Specialist
Designs and Creatives
Learning session feedback & certificates
A Letter from the President
Greetings from Team STC India!
After taking charge in April 2021, the Admin Council, along with an extended team, is looking at ways to go beyond our current practices and add more value. We strongly believe that keeping the community at the center of everything we do is the best way forward. As a 20-year-old learning organization dedicated to developing the technical communication community in India, we need to learn and evolve in today’s changing landscape.
The last two years feel like a scene from a science fiction movie. It brought challenges and opportunities. STC India was quick to adapt and take on the changing circumstances. We hosted our annual conference in December 2020 as the first virtual conference in our 22-year history. Given the reach of the online platform, we took the opportunity to reach out to the global community and were able to host speakers and attendees from across the world.
Inspired by the success of the annual conference, we decided to continue our learning initiative by collaborating with some of the great minds from the local and global community. Learning and upskilling will be the organization’s focus this year. Tools, processes, best practices, career progression, certifications, research projects, and much more. Please stay tuned for detailed communication from our Learning Manager on the various learning initiatives for the year, including weekly/monthly learning sessions, and three conferences this year with distinct flavours.
In addition to our learning initiatives, we are also working on some more areas:
STC India Website
It’s time that our website has a new look and facilitates more engagements with you. The new website is ready, and we will continue to build further to make sure you get something new every time you come back to the site and find all the relevant information related to the community.
Indus – The STC India Newsletter
We have moved away from PDF in our documentation. All the more reason why our newsletter is now fully in HTML going forward. Please go through the freshly baked articles and let us know what else you would like to read in this space. We also need active contributions from you through blogs, articles, and other ideas on variety of useful topics. Please send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a social-first approach, our communications team is working on a strategy to better interact and engage with you and put you in the driving seat.
Call for Action
We can achieve our goals only with support from each one of you in the community. Please look out for our periodic call for volunteers.
Every transformational change needs great ideas and more importantly the required effort to execute them. We believe that we have taken the first step towards a more vibrant future and need to sustain the momentum with each passing year. We will not succeed without the whole-hearted participation from the members of the ever-expanding community we call STC India!
Here’s to a great year ahead for all of us at STC India!
If you have ideas/suggestions on what/how STC India should do, please do drop a note to me at email@example.com.
On behalf of Team STC India,
President – STC India Chapter