Author archive: Mala Rupnarain

Interview Practice for Technical Communicators: Interviewees and Interviewers

Interview Practice for Technical Communicators: Interviewees and Interviewers

Whether in-person, via the web, or phone, interviews can be daunting for the job candidate and the interviewer. While a job candidate typically experiences some nervous energy as they focus on what to say, interviewers must elicit the information they need from the candidate to help determine suitability for the job. During an interview, the…

The word of the day is renew…

The word of the day is renew…

I could be referring to STC memberships renewals, but I’m speaking in a broader sense. With a few weeks left of spring 2016, we have been privileged to witness the early blooms of mother nature’s mastery here in the lower mainland. Many venture outside to begin gardening, kickstart the first long weekend of camping, or simply…

April 23 – AGM and All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

Strategic Planning 2015

About the AGM STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 23, 2016, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these positions for the coming year. The current Vice-President, Stephen Gauer, will move into the President’s role on June 1. The current…

STC CWC announces new leadership incentive program

STC CWC announces new leadership incentive program

With our Annual General Meeting just around the corner on April 23, I’m pleased to announce our new leadership incentive program. Our chapter has been successful for over thirty years because of our dedicated membership and strong base of volunteers who collaborate to provide tech comm cafés, information interviews, blog articles, and professional development events….

Volunteers: New Opportunity for Vancouver Island-based Writers!

Volunteers: New Opportunity for Vancouver Island-based Writers!

The STC CWC proudly announces a new volunteer position specially created to support our technical communicators living on Vancouver Island and nearby islands. What’s in it for you? The satisfaction in knowing that you helped bring together technical communicators and information experience experts in your community for the purpose of creating a mutually beneficial and supportive local…

March – Free webinars, courtesy of Joe Welinske

March – Free webinars, courtesy of Joe Welinske

Joe Welinske of Writer’s UA has kindly offered STC CWC members a free webinar. He’ll leave the last 20 minutes or so of the presentation for questions and answers. Please send your selection(s) in your rsvp to president [at] stcwestcoast.ca no later than Friday, March 11 if you wish to attend. I will send your email address to Joe,…

March 19 – How the foundation for technical communication can lead to business analysis

March 19 – How the foundation for technical communication can lead to business analysis

Event Description ***Seating limited to 20; please register soon*** It can happen to the best of us. From our earnest beginnings as technical writers, over time we progress to power users in our organizations. Various departments recognize us as the “go-to” person – we wrote the manuals, so that makes us experts, right? And so…

February 27 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

February 27 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events and seminars, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you are interested in finding out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

January 30 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

January 30 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events and seminars, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you are interested in finding out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Midterm: What we’ve learned so far…

Midterm: What we’ve learned so far…

We’ve reached the midterm of our current season, and with holidays fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time to review our progress to date. Strategic Planning: Every summer, various volunteers – members and non-members – come together to discuss what we can deliver in terms of seminars, workshops, and networking events. We discuss…

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