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Society for Technical Communication
Orlando Central Florida Chapter STC

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Next Meeting:
 Tips for Writing Clear Instructions
for any Task, Procedure, or Process 

Presented by
Debra Johnson

Everyone has a slightly different way of doing things. Each person has a different background, different experience, different depth of skill and understanding, and a slightly different operating process. As an employee, the larger your operation, the more variation can work its way into processes.

Standardized & Documented instructions:

  • Provide detailed, specific, and the sequential information needed to carry out an activity
  • Can be a great training tool for new employees
  • Enforce consistency when performing tasks when they are enforced
  • Allow employers to measure performance, quality and task time

The goal of standardization is to do more with less resources, less time, and less effort. We’re going to show you how to capture those best practices or work instructions and document them.

Thursday, May 19th 6:30 p.m.

11571 University Blvd, Orlando

For more info, please contact

a message from
Debra Johnson
President, STC Orlando Central Florida Chapter

Welcome to the Orlando Central Florida STC Web site. We are a chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (, a professional organization that "“advances the theory and practice of technical communication across all user abilities and media so that both businesses and customers benefit from safe, appropriate, and effective use of products, information, and services."”

Here in Central Florida, we provide programs of interest and value to local practitioners—experienced and novice—to

  • promote best practices
  • facilitate networking
  • provide educational resources, both within our group and in the wider worlds of business and education.

We are proud of our close ties to the University of Central Florida, which have fostered student-to-professional transitions and enabled our members and visitors to benefit from knowledge in both the theory and practice arenas.

Whether you are new to the industry or feel it'’s important to give back to your profession in the form of service, mentoring, and volunteerism, WE WANT YOU! What better way to help others than by sharing knowledge... especially for those who are new to the field.

Orlando Central Florida STC Chapter meets most months on the third Thursday. We post our meeting schedules under Meetings on this site and highlight the current month'’s details on this Home page. We are also on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to meet you!

Join us! Check out our programs! Let us know what you think.

I'’m always interested in hearing how we can improve who we are and what we offer you. Please write to me ( with comments, feedback, and suggestions.

I hope to welcome you in person at our meetings.


The Orlando Central Florida Chapter
of the Society for Technical Communication
Post Office Box 540444
Orlando, FL 32854-0444

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At the University of Central Florida
and Central Florida High Schools

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2015-2016 Officers
President: Debra Johnson
Vice President: [Vacant]
Secretary: R.D. Sharninghouse
Treasurer: Alex Garcia
Immed. Past Pres: Karen Lane
Director: David Coe
Director: David Coverston

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January 2015 Meeting Handout
David Coverston spoke on
"Tool Tips." View his presentation here.

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