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Welcome to the CIC SIG

Welcome to the website for the Consulting and Independent Contracting SIG! We are working to make this site a useful business tool for you as you develop and grow your technical communications business. Whether you are a new or long-standing member, I think you will find great business advice, technical tips and tricks, critical resources, and a wealth of knowledge on this site and in this SIG that will help you find new opportunities and gain new skills. You will also meet wonderful people, and have lots of fun!

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Marilyn Woelk
CIC SIG Champion

The CIC SIG operates within STC at the international level, and supports local chapter CIC SIGs. See the CIC SIG brochure for more information. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, contact Ann Wiley (STC SIG Advocate).


Member Get A Member Campaign

STC Online Courses

STC’s online courses are designed for participants to enhance and improve their skills, and become more valuable employees. If any of your members have taken Leah Guren’s Tech Comm 101 course, encourage them to direct their co-workers to the course that starts in July. Also in July Saul Carliner is presenting his Tech Comm Manager course. For details about these courses and the others offered this summer go to the education pages on the STC website:

Recent CIC SIG Webinars

April CIC SIG Webinar with Business Coach Jeff Orr

Are You Ready to Make 2014 the Best Year You’ve Ever Had in Business?

Join us as for our Next CIC SIG webinar on April 24th, at 1:00 EDT as we enjoy business consultant Jeff Orr’s seminar: “Plan to Profit in 2014: The three steps you must take to make 2014 the best year you have ever had.”

Register at

All successful projects start with a detailed plan.

How detailed was the plan you worked from in 2013? Could you improve on this? If there is a better way for you to learn to plan, do you want to know about it?

This one-hour training webinar will teach you what you need to learn about how to create an incredible plan for 2014.

Through this webinar you will discover:

  • The number one place your should start when it comes to planning
  • The three steps that separate the top five percent of entrepreneurs and business owners from everyone else
  • How to put together an actionable plan that will bring more control and clients to your business

Think of where you want to be in business at the end of 2014. Now think of where you are right now. In between is what Jeff calls the “Reality Gap”. How will you bridge this gap? Don’t miss this webinar, where you will learn new strategies for making goals into realities!

All webinar participants will receive a free workbook!

Jeff Orr bio:

Jeff Orr is a Leadership Performance Coach, Business Coach, Transformational Speaker, and Author. His passion is to help leaders, business owners, and individuals experience true success in their career and life through one-on-one coaching, energetic and engaging keynote speaking engagements, and his book, Succeed In The New Normal. Jeff has spoken to groups and coached clients at companies such as GE, NBC, Chase, Verizon Wireless, Paypal, and many others. Many of his clients include small business owners and solo practitioners. With Jeff’s coaching, his clients brought in over $48 million in new business revenue in 2013.


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