by Margie Yundt, The Quill Editor
The Quill is the monthly newsletter of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter STC, which is a Canadian chapter in Region 1. Our chapter spans from Windsor to Mississauga and Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario. This area is home to the technology triangle, which is home to many high-tech industries.
The Quill History
In October 1989, the first edition of the The Goose was launched by editor Rick Martin, who immediately announced a contest for a new name. The winning entry was, of course, The Quill. Within two years, The Quill earned an Achievement Award for small chapter newsletters, followed by back-to-back Merit Awards in 1993 and 1994. 1992 and 2001 saw Awards of Excellence. In 1996, we were awarded not only the Distinguished Award, but the Best of Show for all chapter newsletters. In 2003, our first year in an online format, we won a Merit Award. In 2004, we won Most Distinguished, Most Improved, and STC Best of Show.
Publication Policies and Frequency
The Quill is published monthly, with the exception of January, so there are nine issues published from September 2005 to June 2006.
The following is a summary of when articles must be submitted so that they can be included in a particular issue. To help the Quill Editor to plan the content of each issue, contributors are encouraged to submit their story ideas one week before submitting their articles.
This newsletter invites writers to submit articles that they wish to be considered for publication within the submission deadlines stated earlier. By submitting an article, you implicitly grant a license to the newsletter to run the article and to other STC publications to reprint it without permission. Copyright is held by the writer. When you submit an article, please let the editor know if this article has run elsewhere, and if it has been submitted for consideration to other publications.
When you submit an article, you give the editor and the newsletter staff the right to edit your article for clarity and to ensure that it adheres to the newsletter's style and standards. All articles are edited, copy edited, and proofed prior to publication.
The design and layout of this newsletter are copyright STC, 2004-2005.
Articles contained in this newsletter may be reprinted if credit is given to The Quill and the author of the article. You must also submit an electronic copy of the article to The Quill Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail two paper copies to the mailing address below.
The Quill Staff
Editor: Margie Yundt
Copy Editor: Debbie Kerr
Technical and Layout Advisor: Opal Gamble
Illustrator: Martin Eisenloeffel
President: Debbie Kerr
Past President: Opal Gamble
Treasurer: Carol Lawless
Recorder: Emily Layng
For a complete list of contacts, go to the site of the Southwestern Ontario Chapter STC at www.stc-soc.org.
STC Head Office
Creating and supporting a forum for communities of practice in the profession of technical communication
You can find out more about the STC using any of the following methods.
Web site: www.stc.org.
Address: 901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 904, Arlington, Virginia 222203-1822
Voice: (703) 522-4114
Fax: (703) 522-2075
In this issue:
Contents | President's Message | General Meeting Announcements | Council Meeting Minutes | Evolution of an Editor: From Quill to Quarry to Qantas | Director Sponsor's Message: The Seasons and the STC are a Changin' | Freelance 101: Chronicles for the Self-Employed | Council Spotlight: Student Awards & Volunteer Coordinator | Membership Update | Information Architecture and Content Management | View from the Other Side: What I Did on My Summer Holidays... | Launch of the STC Training Program