Author archive: jriecken

Spotlight: Jenn Murphy

Spotlight: Jenn Murphy

Jenn Murphy became a technical communicator on the job, when her responsibilities at GT Hiring Solutions expanded to include technical documentation and training. She’s currently enrolled in the Technical Communication Certificate program at Simon Fraser University and has been enjoying applying her new skills at work. In this spotlight article, Jenn discusses her nonlinear path…

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

Spotlight: Misty Kadwell

This month’s spotlight features Misty Kadwell, who has worked in technical communication since 1990, in industries ranging from high tech to heath care. Her many professional awards include the 1991/1992 STC Award of Excellence for the production of technical manuals. In this spotlight article, Misty discusses her career, her love of cooking, and the advice…

Event Report: The secrets of successful freelancing

Event Report: The secrets of successful freelancing

Stephen Gauer’s webinar on November 22 provided chapter members and other attendees an informative overview of the freelance technical writing business, based on his own experience. Stephen has been a professional writer for 40 years, and a freelance trainer, writer, and technical writer for 25 years. What is a freelancer? Freelancers are self-employed writers who…

Spotlight: Beverlee Bishundayal

Spotlight: Beverlee Bishundayal

In November’s spotlight we feature STC Canada West Coast Chapter Secretary/Treasurer Beverlee Bishundayal. Beverlee discusses her current job, her path to becoming a technical communicator, and what she likes about being a chapter member. Question: Can you briefly describe your current job? I am a senior technical writer for EduMine, which is the education and…

Event report: 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch

Event report: 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch

The 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch, which was held on September 16th, started with a panel discussion on Communication for a Complex World. The panel featured three STC Canada West Coast chapter executive members: Serena Beck (chapter president), Stephen Gauer (chapter past president), and Beverlee Bishundayal (chapter secretary/treasurer). There were 35 attendees, including students,…

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