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Society for Technical Communication (STC)
The Society for Technical Communication is "the world's largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication." STC currently has over 4,500 members all over the world.
To learn more about the Society for Technical Communication, visit the STC website.
To join, visit the website for the North Texas Lone Star STC chapter.
Eagle Technical Communicators (ETC)
The Eagle Technical Communicators (ETC) is a student-led organization for anyone interested in technical communication at the University of North Texas.
Explore tech comm careers
UNT's tech comm program helps students gain a wide range of practical skills and puts them on a path that leads to a fulfilling career. The job opportunities for tech comm majors are diverse. Here are some possible careers graduates with a bachelor's degree in professional and technical communication from UNT may choose.
A technical writer creates and manages all sorts of print and online documents, including reports, fact sheets, journal articles, instruction manuals, and more. The main job of a technical writer is to present complex information in a way that readers can easily understand.
Read this infographic about technical writers to learn more.
Technical editors plan, review, and revise content. Their duties may vary, but they often include copyediting, creating style guides, verifying information, and ensuring content is clear and correct. Jobs devoted entirely to technical editing were more common in the past than they are today, but that doesn't mean that the skill of technical editing is any less important now than it used to be. It just means that people with different job titles (e.g., technical writer, content strategist, UX designer, and more) are expected to do the work of a technical editor.
Read this infographic about technical editors to learn more.
A user interface (UI) or user experience (UX) designer's job is to create accessible, user-friendly digital interfaces. UI design is mainly concerned with the aesthetic elements that people interact with in digital programs and applications. UX design is mainly concerned with the overall experience a user has when interacting with the product.
Read this infographic about UI/UX designers to learn more.
A user experience (UX) researcher collects and analyzes data to help design successful content, products, and applications. The main aim of their research is to understand what end users of a system or product need or want.
Read this infographic about UX researchers to learn more.
A content strategist's main job is to manage the creation, publication, and maintenance of an organization's content. Their duties include auditing and assessing content, talking with stakeholders and end users, designing content models, and creating editorial calendars to make sure content stays accurate and up to date.
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An information architect organizes content in a way that is scalable and allows users to easily get the information they need. They accomplish this by developing site maps, hierarchies, content categories, navigation structures, and metadata.
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A proposal writer specializes in writing grant and business proposals. Proposals are specialized technical documents that describe the solution to a problem and request funding or other resources to implement the solution.
Read this infographic about proposal writers to learn more.
Read this infographic about web designers to learn more.