I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication with minors both in History and Hispanic Studies from New Mexico Tech.
I always get this question from my family and friends who are unfamiliar with my field of study and background: TC is the art and technique of conveying information through various media formats for a specific audience.
I am a member of Society for Technical Communication (STC) since March 2008 and current Secretary and Webmaster for the New Mexico Kachina Chapter since July 2010.
My specialties in TC include visual design, social media, and publications. The image in the header shows some of the books I have read and recommend for future technical communicators. There are many more titles I have and I would be happy to hear about your list of recommended books.
Please find out more about my professional background:
Selected Presentations and Publications
October 2012 – Presented “Avoid Social Media and Electronic Meltdowns” lightning talk at the LavaCon Conference on Digital Media and Content Strategies in Portland, OR.
November 2011 – Published articles for TechWhirl – Online Magazine & Discussions for Today’s Tech Writer at http://techwhirl.com
April 2011 – Presented “Social Media and the STC” at the Kachina Chapter meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
May 2009 – Co-presented “The Benefits and Pitfalls of Social Networking Sites” at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta, GA.
May 2009 – Co-published ”The Benefits and Pitfalls of Social Networking Sites” Conference Proceedings at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta, GA.