STC's recorded webinars are recordings of all STC live webinars. A recording of each webinar is posted 30 days after the original presentation date. They are available for download for $39 for all STC members and $79 for nonmembers. Included below are description, presenter, and original presentation date. The listing below is in reverse chronological order, by presentation date, so the newest recordings are at the top.

To access your purchased recording:

Once your payment is processed, go to the Member Home page on From there, click on My Account History, and you will be able to access the link to the recording under the My Downloadables header. That product eventually expires, so we recommend bookmarking the Adobe Connect link itself (which never expires) or saving it somewhere.

For questions about webinar recordings, please contact Deborah Repasy.

Note: All information provided in the descriptions is accurate as of the date of the original webinar. Recordings are not refundable.

When Words Just Don't Cut It: Communicating Data Visually

Michael Opsteegh, Sr. Communications Specialist, Eyefinity, Inc., originally presented 29 October 2015

Engage your readers and help them understand information, see relationships, and make decisions by visualizing data. We’re all swimming in big data, and our job as technical communicators is to help our users understand information and make smart choices. Understanding what types of data should be visualized, the different types of visualization, and what tools to use can give you more confidence in visualizing data for your readers.


Video Webinar Series Recordings Bundle, originally presented July-August 2015

4-Part Video Webinar Series Recordings in a Bundle! 

STC is offering its most popular 2015 Video recorded webinar series, bundled together! Learn more about getting started with video tutorials, audio for video: scripts and voiceover, screen capture tools: choosing the best solutions for your needs, and distributing training and help videos. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!


API Webinar Series Recordings Bundle, originally presented February-March 2015

4-Part API Webinar Series Recordings in a Bundle! 

STC is offering its most popular 2015 API recorded webinar series, bundled together! Learn more about API technical writing, documenting Java and C++ APIS, helping the code tell the story: how to present effective code samples, and rest API overview and documentation best practices. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!


FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Automating Tech Comm Authoring with FrameMaker 2015

Dustin Vaughn, Adobe Solutions Consulting Manager, originally presented 27 October 2015

This webinar is available only to STC Members.

How would you like to have 40% more available time in your day to meet time-to-market deadlines with your technical ”documentation” (or content marketing)? How would you like to eliminate tedious, manual tasks that have plagued you for years? Meet the latest version of Adobe FrameMaker (2015 Release) and find out how this remarkable product can eliminate most of the drudgery for you, and free you for more creative efforts.


Content Strategy: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Denise Kadilak, Information Architect/Team Manager, Blackbaud, Inc., originally presented 21 October 2015

Effectively and efficiently managing your content has never been an easy job, but with the recent evolutions in the technical communication field, managing content has gotten even more complex. This presentation addresses the new complexities and offers some suggestions on dealing with them.


Full-On DITA Strategies Beyond Technical Publications

Rob Hanna, ECMs, President, Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc., originally presented 7 October 2015

This webinar will explore fundamental principles for writing and structuring content for the enterprise beyond technical publications. Attendees will learn why better information typing for structured authoring can lead to more concise, consistent, and reusable content.


Your At-Home Office—Organization Rules!

Judith E. Shenouda, Owner, Shenouda Associates Inc., originally presented 30 September 2015

When it comes to working smart, having an organized at-home office is key. Whether you work at home on a full-time basis or part of the time, or primarily work outside of the home but also have an at-home enterprise, you can make your at-home office one that is well-suited to the task at hand. In this webinar, we will explore how paper, people, products, and processes can be managed when organization rules.


Designing an Information Architecture for SharePoint

David Dick, Technical Writer, Calaburn, originally presented 23 September 2015

Are you frustrated with using SharePoint? Do SharePoint libraries contain hundreds of folders with multitudes of nested folders? Do you often feel as if locating documents in SharePoint is a scavenger hunt? If you want to learn best practices for structuring libraries and a few of SharePoint’s powerful tools for managing documentation, you don’t want to miss this webinar.


FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Translation Metrics 101: Why Tracking Your Translations Will Make Your Job Easier

Scott Carothers, Senior Globalization Executive, Kinetic theTechnologyAgency, originally presented 17 September 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Have you ever caught yourself thinking “Wow, translations are an easy task that is transparent, efficient, and completely painless!” Me neither. Translations are plagued with a lack of the quantified data needed to validate quality, and improve process efficiency. By tracking five specific metrics, you will open a treasure trove of data that can be used a variety of ways to make this facet of your job easier, and improve the quality of your translated technical content. This webinar will provide actionable details on which metrics to track, how to track them, and how to use the data to clarify and simplify the translation process, while improving process efficiency.


Your Country Needs You! Communicators in the US Government

David L. Caruso, Sr. Health Communication Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, originally presented 16 September 2015

Skilled communication professionals are in high demand within the US Government. Have you considered working in this field before? If so, then join us for this webinar where real position descriptions and job postings will be decoded along with insider tips on how you can build a resume that will help get you an interview. With more than 12 years of Federal service, David will offer insights of what core communication skills he has found most valuable and what he learned on-the-job. This presentation will also help the mid-career professional who may be looking to try something new or just add more value to their workplace.


FREE STC Member-Only Webinar: Optimal Use of Microsoft Word for Web Publishing

Pierre-Paul Lemyre, Director of Business Development, Lexum Inc., originally presented 10 September 2015

This webinar is available only to STC members.

Why fight it! Microsoft Word is the go-to solution to create and stylize original content. We’re not all ready to make the switch to XML. Can you optimize how you use Word? You are an expert, but maybe we have a few tricks up our sleeves! Learn from Lexum, a creator of web products and a leader in web publishing of legal text-heavy documents (a sector notoriously loyal to Word). Join us and pick up on tips assembled over the last 20+ years and get a glimpse of Zoupio, our intuitive UI for text-heavy documents


An Introduction to HTML5

Elizabeth Fraley, CEO, Single-Sourcing Solutions, originally presented 2 September 2015

HTML5 and its supporting technologies, CSS and JavaScript, change how user interfaces are built. We’re not going to make you an expert in 30 minutes, but we’ll take a look at how the three technologies fit together and take a look at what the current elements are, document structure, semantics, and support in modern browsers.