Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Society for Technical Communication Technical Editing Special Interest Group scholarships!
Lindsay Kate Taylor and S. Daniel Siepert
Lindsay Kate Taylor has won the 2009 STC Technical Editing SIG Undergraduate Scholarship. Lindsay is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is earning a certificate in technical communication and a Bachelors of Science in English and Spanish. Lindsay was the technical editor for the UW Construction Management program in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department; she worked closely with the director of the Construction Management Department on writing and editing grant proposals and PhD theses. She is currently the copyeditor for the ‘Wisconsin Engineer’ magazine, UW-Madison’s undergraduate engineering publication. Her career goal is to earn a PhD in English and become a professor, and later a director, of technical communication in a college of engineering. Congratulations, Lindsay!
S. Daniel Siepert has won the 2009 STC Technical Editing Graduate Scholarship. Daniel is a student at East Carolina University, pursuing his Master’s degree in Technical Communication. Daniel’s graduate assistantships have given him opportunities to work as an editorial assistant on an article for ‘IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication’ and an academic book on the global digital divide. Daniel has also been able to work with the Renaissance Computing Institute at ECU, designing their website, newsletters, and brochures. After graduation, Daniel plans on finding employment in technical editing or publishing, perhaps freelancing for a university press or professional journal. Congratulations, Daniel!
Each scholarship recipient was awarded $2,000.00 from the STC Technical Editing SIG. Applicants were judged on their work experience, career goals, significant achievements, research project, resume quality, letters of recommendation, and grade point average.
The STC Technical Editing SIG will also be awarding an undergraduate and a graduate scholarship in 2010.
Also, thank you to Kelly Schrank, the 2009 TE SIG Scholarship Manager, for her tireless work in making the scholarship program happen!