At Evans & Chambers, we believe it’s important to know and share your personal “why.” For our third “Know Your Why” Spotlight, we spoke with Stephanie Tevenal, a technical editor who takes pride in facilitating information sharing for key players in the national defense community. Stephanie shared what she finds personally fulfilling about her work at Evans & Chambers and why she enjoys doing it.
Describe your role at Evans & Chambers
I serve as a senior technical editor on one of EC’s DIA contracts. My day-to-day duties consist of editing all-source analytical products as well as directing and coordinating editorial operations. I work closely with writers and experts to enhance product readability and ensure accurate, timely, and quality publications. I also train and mentor junior editors to ensure guidance and standards are communicated clearly to the workforce and to improve production flow and quality.
What is your personal WHY?
As a military brat and long-time government contractor, I hold integrity, responsibility, diversity, and commitment in high regard. I feel lucky to have joined a company with the same values. I am honored to facilitate information that directly informs intelligence professionals, first responders, warfighters, policymakers, and force planners.
What do you do in your freetime?
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I enjoyed spending my free time hanging out with friends, going to the movies, comedy clubs, ax throwing, book club, hiking, bike riding, and traveling. Since the pandemic, I spend most of my free time at home with my roommate Sassy—a beautiful, incorrigible, and loving calico cat that adopted me 4 years ago—and occasionally out with my pandemic buddy for a hike. As an introvert, I’ve enjoyed the extra alone time for reading (16 books so far—fiction and nonfiction) and for various personal and home projects.