I personally love to learn, communicate, and educate in every environment that allows me to participate. I learned about Society for Technical Communication in 2016 from a fellow technical communications professional.
I quickly realized that my past experiences as an Instructor at the College of Southern Nevada, my role as Project Manager at the Georgia World Congress Center Phase IV Expansion, and my participation as Business Manager for CityCenter Hotel and Casino were related to what STC education is all about.
Since STC is in the business of communication, education and excellence, I was drawn to this program. I see myself as a lifetime student of learning and communications. I am currently taking a role as the Founder of an afterschool tutoring program in Mesa, Arizona that employs college students as tutors.
I believe all of us are communicators but what makes STC stand out from other organizations is our constant need to learn technology that relates to communication.
Sea Chapman has been working as an editor since 2006. From book manuscripts and audio transcripts to press releases and ELL programs, she has worked on a bit of everything.
While she has focused on editing novels, comics, and games for the last seven years, Sea has recently shifted some of her focus to technical writing and editing for the IT department of an aerospace and telecommunications company.
Sea has been a juror for various writing contests and grants, and she has also presented talks and workshops to authors and editors across the US.
She is known for her expertise on writing and communicating about dying, death, and grief as well as her knowledge of constructed languages.
She is a proud member of the Society for Technical Communication as well as ACES: The Society for Editing and the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Secretary - Jeanette Buenger
Keeps and distributes meeting minutes.
I teach professional and technical writing at Northern Arizona University. Here are some of the classes I teach:
- beginning technical communication
- advanced technical writing style
- research writing
- workplace grammar
- writing for the web
- content strategy
I enjoy being a part of the Arizona STC. By attending workshops, I can keep up with the “technical” side of professional and technical writing. I can also meet people who work in the diverse jobs in our field. I love learning what everyone writes at work and how they write it. In fact, interacting with AZ-STC members makes me a better teacher.
Before returning to teaching in 2010, I was co-director of a non-profit organization for about a decade. There I wrote reports, grant proposals, and managed projects in rural Arizona. Prior to that I taught English as a Second Language in California, Northern Arizona, and overseas.
BA English University of California, Davis
TESOL Certificate California State Sacramento
MA Linguistics University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Applied Linguistics NAU
Terri Thorson has more than 22 years of high-tech experience specializing in worldwide media relations, technical writing and editing, strategic public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, and corporate communications.
Other accountabilities include worldwide product launches, strategic counsel, and developing public relations materials. Terri received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations and a Master of Mass Communication from Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She currently teaches written communication at Arizona State University.
Webmaster - Mary Browning
Provides technical direction, design recommendations, and maintenance for the chapter website.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication from Arizona State University in May 2019.
My primary interests within tech comm are web development and visual communication, and I’ve held a strong interest in learning new technologies for most of my life.
I currently work as an e-commerce product data specialist for a small restaurant supply company.
Media Director - Alan Vickers
Manages the chapter newsletter and provides chapter media assistance.
I joined STC in 2002, shortly before I graduated from the Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication program at ASU. I remember what a thrill it was for me to attend the STC meetings and listen to the professionals discuss the same subjects that we were learning about in the classroom. (We didn’t have online classes then.)