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Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 12 recap; next meeting online October 17

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 12 recap; next meeting online October 17

New and longtime technical writers met for the September Tech Comm Café at the Wicklow Pub. Attendees enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the new venue, as well as its food and drinks menu. The relaxed and convivial conversation touched upon the beauty of the sunset, the smell of rain after a drought, learning new…

September 20 – Webinar event: Structured content

A current job posting for a technical writer calls for experience “using a recognized document content management system (CMS), writing/editing in XML, DITA.” Our next webinar will explore the theory and practice behind that job requirement. On Thursday, September 20, Nenad Furtula will present a webinar titled “Why ‛Intelligent Content’?” Nenad will discuss how the…

September 12 — Begin the season at the Tech Comm Café at The Wicklow Pub — new location!

September 12 — Begin the season at the Tech Comm Café at The Wicklow Pub — new location!

Come join us for the Tech Comm Café on September 12 at  The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver. The Tech Comm Cafés provide networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated! Anyone who’s interested in technical communication is welcome — contractor, in-house, student, long-time…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: August 8 recap; next meeting September 12

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: August 8 recap; next meeting September 12

Our August meeting included longtime and new technical writers and people exploring the field as part of their career transition. The group enjoyed a lively and wide-ranging discussion. Call for volunteer writers: The meeting opened with a call for volunteers to contribute articles to the chapter website. A reminder to new technical writers: contributions to…

Event report: Résumé tips, basics, and beyond

Renée McTavish is a technical writer and Certified Professional Résumé Writer™. On May 28, 2018, the STC Canada West Coast chapter held a webinar in which Renée shared tips on how technical writers can use résumés, LinkedIn, social media, and portfolios. Résumés Résumés focus on how the applicant’s skills match the employer’s needs. Résumés are…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: April 11 recap; next meeting May 9

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: April 11 recap; next meeting May 9

The theme of the April 11 Tech Comm Café was ethics. The conversation was lively, and participants shared many stories and ideas about ethical dilemmas in technical writing. Working for companies with questionable ethical practices. Financial considerations may force us to compromise our ethics, but some people had quit or refused jobs due to ethical…

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