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Tech Comm Café: April 13 recap; next meeting May 11

Tech Comm Café: April 13 recap; next meeting May 11

The Tech Comm Café met on April 13 at a café in Burnaby for another wide-ranging discussion of technical communication topics. A writer asked for tips on setting up a Doc-to-Help system in a way that would allow the client to maintain and update information after the writer had left the project. Though no-one at…

Tech Comm Café: March 9 recap; next meeting April 13

Tech Comm Café: March 9 recap; next meeting April 13

A dedicated group braved a dark and stormy night to attend the Tech Comm Café on March 9 at a café in Burnaby. Announcements – STC Canada West Coast chapter will host a seminar on “How the foundation for technical communication can lead to work as a business analyst” on March 19. Check http://stcwestcoast.ca/chapter/march-19-how-the-foundation-for-technical-communication-can-lead-to-business-analysis for…

Vancouver area Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10 recap; next meeting March 9

Vancouver area Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10 recap; next meeting March 9

The Tech Comm Café meeting on Feb. 10, at a café in Burnaby, was a congenial and lively gathering of new and familiar faces. Announcements – The next chapter collaboration meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27. Chapter members, volunteers, and non-members are welcome to attend. Bring your volunteer skills, learn new ones, and…

Next Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10, 2016

Next Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10, 2016

The next Tech Comm Café will be held on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin@stcwestcoast.ca. The TCC provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated. We discuss technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios,…

Call for nominations

Call for nominations

STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 25, 2015, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these roles for the coming year. In particular, we’re actively seeking members in good standing to put their names forward for the position of Vice-President,…

Tech Comm Café: March 11 recap; next meeting April 8

Tech Comm Café: March 11 recap; next meeting April 8

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on March 11 in a café near Broadway and Cambie in Vancouver. Announcements: –Chapter workshops are scheduled for March 28 (How to Design Instructional Video) and April 25 (topics to be announced later). Check the STC Canada West Coast website for details. –The chapter AGM will take place half…

Tech Comm Café: Jan. 14 recap; next meeting Feb. 11

Tech Comm Café: Jan. 14 recap; next meeting Feb. 11

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café held its first meeting of 2015 on January 14. We started with announcements: — The chapter will present a day-long set of eight presentations, four for students and new technical communicators and four for more seasoned writers, on January 31. More info at http://stcwestcoast.ca/career/january-31-making-tracks. — The…

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8 recap; next meeting Nov. 12

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8 recap; next meeting Nov. 12

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café held its monthly meeting on Oct. 8, 2014, with the usual congenial mix of experienced and new people — either new to technical writing, new to B.C., or new to the Café. During the brainstorming session, we had a useful discussion in response to “Do I…

STC Canada West Coast on the Street

STC Canada West Coast on the Street

STC Canada West Coast participated in this year’s Word Vancouver event (formerly Word on the Street), an annual festival celebrating reading, literacy, print, language, and writing of all kinds. Exhibitors included universities, colleges, professional associations, book and magazine publishers, authors, and even comic-book designers. Equipped with freshly printed signs, information brochures, and a display of…

Volunteers Needed at Word Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2014

Volunteers Needed at Word Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2014

The STC Canada West Coast chapter will participate this year at Word Vancouver (formerly Word on the Street), an annual festival celebrating reading, literacy, print, language, and writing of all kinds. The STC booth will show the sometimes invisible face of technical communication to the general public. We’re looking for volunteers to staff the booth,…

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