Our Goals

The TESIG provides advice about technical editing issues:

  • Corrigo, the official publication of the TESIG (https://stc-techedit.org/corrigo/), publishes articles about subjects technical editing practitioners find interesting, for example:
    • Stories about how applying technical editing skills increases reader satisfaction
    • Links to sites you might find helpful in your job
    • Tips about how to balance quality and deadlines
  • The Editors’ Exchange (#EdEx) on the STC’s #sig-technical-editing Slack channel (https://stc-communities.slack.com/archives/C01REE8M28Z) provides a discussion forum for editors to ask questions and get answers.
  • TESIG quarterly webinars are given by members with professional technical editing backgrounds who share their knowledge and expertise.

The TESIG provides information that demonstrates the importance/value of technical editing and editors to employers and organizations:

  • Trying to convince your boss (or a potential boss) about the value a technical editor can bring to documentation quality, customer satisfaction, and the bottom line is not always easy.
  • Many TESIG members have been through this process, and have lots of experience that they share to help others in similar situations.

The TESIG provides guidance to technical editing students, new professionals, and career-shifters as they settle into technical editing positions:

  • The Newbies’ Corner feature in Corrigo provides a platform for new, fresh voices about the field of technical editing, written by students and those just starting out in the profession.
  • Moderated discussions on the #sig-technical-editing Slack channel enable participants to network with others and talk about school-to-career issues.
  • The hashtags #ThisWorkedForMe and #TechEditTips enable social media users to find useful information about helpful tools and tricks to make technical editing easier.