STC introduced the Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) program in 2016, and you may be wondering What’s the fuss? Should I or shouldn’t I? Does certification even matter?
Join us on Thursday, February 23, and get answers from members who have experienced the certification process. MaryKay Grueneberg has earned CPTC – Foundation designation, and Chris Hester is an accredited CPTC – Foundation trainer. They’ll take your questions and discuss topics like:
- How certification is structured
- How the certification process works
- What to expect if you go through the program
- Is certification a fit for experienced technical communicators?
- What can CPTC do for you and your career?
This is an interactive discussion, so bring your questions!
This meeting includes a dinner with salad and a soft drink. During Registration, you will be able to choose from the following options*:
- Cheese ravioli
- Fettuccine Alfredo (with or without chicken)
- Lasagna Classico
- Garlic Rosemary Chicken
*a gluten free menu and a cash bar will be available the night of the event
Thursday, February 23
6:00p – 9:00 p.m.
1211 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
STC Chicago Members – $10.00
STC Student Members – $10.00
Other STC Members – $15
Non-members – $20.00
About the Speakers
Chris Hester – Chris is a content strategist, information architect, and technical writer. She is the owner of Red Desk Studio, Inc., a consulting firm for content strategy, knowledge management, and training solutions. She is a Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication, a Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundation level, and an APMG-accredited CPTC-Foundation trainer.
MaryKay Grueneberg – MaryKay has been a professional technical communicator for over 30 years. She is a writer and editor and has worked in the software industry for most of her career. She is an Associate Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication and a
Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundation level. She currently is a Sr. User Assistance Developer at SAP.
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