About the Santa Barbara STC

The Santa Barbara STC chapter is well-known for being a friendly chapter. Our meetings are always open to visitors, and there is no charge for meetings (except occasional dinner meetings).

Founded in 1988, our chapter has won STC's "Chapter Achievement Award" for best chapter in its size class three times, STC's Pacesetter award in 1997, and our newsletter has won awards in STC's Chapter Newsletter Competition three times, including a "Best of Show" award. See the chapter history for details.

What is STC?

STC is the largest and fastest growing professional organization devoted to the advancement of the theory and practice of technical communication. STC has more than 20,000 members and 141 chapters worldwide--including the Santa Barbara chapter.

STC supports high-caliber programs that keep both entry-level and veteran communicators aware of the latest trends and technology in technical communication.

What is technical communication?

Technical communicators provide ways to transfer technical information from those who create technical products to those who use technical products. For example, technical communicators can be writers, illustrators, editors, and multimedia designers. They may create printed documents, online help, Web pages, videos, and more.