San Luis Obispo Technical & Business Communicators

Frequently Asked Questions

San Luis Obispo Technical & Business Communicators (SLO TBC) was formerly called the San Luis Obispo county chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (SLO STC). We're in the process of regrouping to meet new chartering requirements. The following are answers to questions that you might have about STC membership, should you become interested in joining STC.

Q: What if I’m not a “technical communicator”?
A: Many business communicators become members of STC even if what they do is not considered “technical.” The spectrum of disciplines under the STC umbrella is quite large; please see more under About Us.

Q: How do I become an STC member?
A: The membership process is handled through the national STC. You can sign up online, or print out a membership form to mail in or fax back. Click here to access the membership information.

Q: What are the benefits of joining the STC?
The benefits include a monthly professional magazine as well as a quarterly journal, discounts on STC’s annual conferences, the opportunity to join special interest groups (SIGs), access to the national STC jobs database, and much more. For additional information, please follow this link.

Q: What benefits will I receive from my local chapter?
The benefits include stimulating and educational meetings, workshops, and other events; collaboration with other technical and business communicators; professional growth and development; opportunities for visibility through giving presentations; networking; interaction with the local business community; access to local employment resources; and more.

Q: I’m a student. Am I required to have a student membership?
Although student memberships are great because they’re heavily discounted, you’re not required to be a student member, if you would prefer not to be. If you would like to be a student member of a non-student chapter, that is perfectly fine.