Wait a tic. Don't special effects happen in post-production? Why the title segregation?
Excellent question! You are a detail-oriented individual and I applaud your commitment to eliminating redundancy in all its forms!
However, apparently you are also, like me, an entertainment industry layman, with a negligible understanding of how film and television are made. No worries. Here's the skinny: as the name implies, post-production encompasses everything that happens after filming, most of which falls into one of three buckets -- editing, sound, and effects. While there are a slew of different types of editors, the concept is pretty self-explanatory. Sound was covered in a previous post, so that brings us back to the original topic: effects.
If someone like you or I were to talk about special effects, we'd probably talk about all the spaceship explosiony, CGI alieny kind of stuff -- and we'd be totally wrong. All of that stuff is actually referred to in the biz as visual effects, and it happens in post-production. Special effects, on the other hand, usually occur during filming and consist of either mechanical effects (like pyrotechnics) or optical effects (like narrowing the camera lens to make it appear like you're looking through a telescope). Special makeup, like prosthetics and aging, is also considered a special effect, but that too was already covered in a previous post.
Long story medium long, that's why today's post is about women who have made their mark in Star Trek's post-production and special effects. Enjoy!
P.S. If you're just stumbling into this series now, feel free to start at the beginning with Trek's women writers. Or be a non-conformist and skip around, checking out producers, music & sound, directors, art & design, costumes & makeup, and production in whatever order your anarchist heart desires!
P.P.S. Most of the info below was drawn from imdb.com, memory-alpha.fandom.com, and linked interviews. While I've done my best to be thorough, I admit my fallibility and welcome corrections. The vast majority of women credited with working on Trek have little to no information available about them, and photos are even more scarce. Also, shorts, video games, books, comics, and fan-made media are not included.