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The Society for Technical Communication is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of technical communication.Technical communicators research and create information about technical processes or products directed to a targeted audience through various forms of media.

For example, STC members communicate about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations. They communicate by using technology, such as Web pages, help files, or social media sites. And they provide instructions for products and services.

STC advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services. Technical communication is an essential part of every organization’s competitive strategy.


STC produces a number of award-winning publications:

  • the journal Technical Communication,
  • Intercom magazine,
  • STC’s Notebook blog, and
  • News & Notes.

STC also publishes a number of value-driven products, such as the Buyers’ Guide to Products and Services, the Member Publications database, and the annual Salary Database.

Click here to learn how STC publications are delivered as a member benefit.