Author archive: Mala Rupnarain

Be the change: for your community and career

Be the change: for your community and career

“The STC is what you make it.” This is my response when someone asks “What has the STC or chapter done for me lately?” or to the comment “I haven’t renewed my membership because the presentations weren’t geared towards my needs. It was great when I was first starting out, but then I wasn’t receiving value…

Spotlight: Lois Patterson

An avid STC West Coast chapter participant since 1999, current Technical Publications Manager Lois Patterson is this month’s featured writer. Her endless enthusiasm for this profession, curiosity and constant desire to learn from everyone, and advice for beginner to advanced technical writers make her a sought after expert in this field. Lois most recently gave a…

June 27 – Strategic Planning Meeting for 2015/16

Strategic Planning 2015

About This Meeting This is a special chapter council meeting to discuss ideas on events and seminars for the upcoming season. It’s a chance to meet the new executive and help us plan the upcoming year. If you are interested in finding out what’s happening or would like to know what volunteer opportunities are available, please…

Spotlight: Moise Potie

Spotlight: Moise Potie

In May’s spotlight, we feature dedicated STC volunteer and technical writer Moise Potie. Moise is a valued contributor to the STC Canada West Coast, bringing an enthusiasm for his profession and willingness to contribute as our Communications Manager and chapter Secretary. Question: What inspired you to become a technical writer? My mom was a technical…

Interview Etiquette for the Interviewer

Interview Etiquette for the Interviewer

I’ve been involved with technical communications for over 15 years in various capacities: technical writing, user education, training, documentation management, product management, and mentoring. For many years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of junior to senior technical writers. I wanted to share my experiences on both sides of the fence. This article provides tips on how interviewers…

Interview Etiquette for the Candidate

Interview Etiquette for the Candidate

I’ve been involved with technical communications for over 15 years in various capacities: technical writing, user education, training, documentation management, product management, and mentoring. For many years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of junior to senior technical writers, but I understand what it’s like to be the nervously excited interviewee. I wanted to share my experiences on both sides of…

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