Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are composed of STC members with common experiences and interests who share their knowledge with each other and with other STC members. If you are interested in starting a SIG, click here.


The Academic Community supports the professional responsibilities of STC members worldwide who work as educators and researchers in colleges and universities.


The Accessibility SIG serves as a focal point both to help members with special needs achieve their potential and to help ensure the accessibility of technical communication products to end users with special needs. The SIG accomplishes this by researching and publishing information about products, services, and literature that can assist technical communicators with disabilities in their career activities and assist all technical communicators in developing products that are fully accessible to users with disabilities.


The STC Agile SIG is a great resource for technical communicators to share their experiences and information on all aspects of Agile implementation. Our members come from a variety of companies and Agile experience levels (from new adopters to mature teams).

Application Programming Interface (API)

The API SIG provides a community dedicated to creating documentation for developers, including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Developer Kits (SDKs).

Consulting/ Independent Contracting

The Consulting & Independent Contracting SIG serves as a nexus for STC information about practicing TC as an independent consultant.

Content Life Cycle

Using the content life cycle as a focus, the Content Life Cycle SIG addresses three streams that are critical for technical communicators: content strategy, single sourcing, and content management.


Welcome! Bienvenue ! Willkommen! Welkom! Benvenuto! The Europe SIG addresses the challenges of technical communication in Europe.

Instructional Design & Learning

The Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) SIG helps STC members design, develop, and implement technical instruction in electronic and classroom settings.

Lone Writer

The Lone Writer SIG works to provide a supportive community and professional resources for lone technical writers.

Policies & Procedures

The Policies and Procedures SIG develops promote the discipline of policies and procedures communication through networking, presentations, publications, and professional support.