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Webinar event: Lessons learned from the 2017 STC summit

Webinar event: Lessons learned from the 2017 STC summit

Have you always wondered what it would be like to attend an STC summit? Want to learn about the topics presented at the May 2016 Summit in Washington? Do you have questions about the STC summit? The STC Canada West Coast chapter is proud to present our first webinar “Lessons Learned from the 2017 STC…

Sept 19, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

First time summit attendee summary

I attended STC’s 64th Annual STC Summit “Gain the Edge to Get Results” in Washington, DC from May 7th to 10th, 2017. As a first time summit attendee, I gained a wealth of knowledge that I’m happy to share with my fellow chapter members and coworkers. It was an amazing and well organized conference. I…

President’s message

President’s message

Summer is slowly slipping away. I try to capture and savour every last sip of it. The air is less humid. The evening air has a note of fall crispness. I already saw one yellow leaf fall off the fig tree in my backyard. I’ll miss swimming in the ocean, staying on the beach until…

August 16, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: May 1 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: May 1 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

The May 1 Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café was held at Frankie’s Modern Diner, where writers enjoyed everything from milk shakes to mimosas and burgers to pasta. We also had the pleasure of chatting with two guest speakers: Michele Macklin, Senior Interaction Designer at Number 41 Media, and Andrew Macklin, Senior Software Developer at Reliable…

July 19, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

How to maximize your summit experience

Schedule Review all the sessions before the summit and choose a first and a second choice for each time slot. Review if you want to attend any additional meetings or presentations at lunch or in the evening. For example, I attended a few networking events, the leadership program, the annual business meeting, and the honours…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: Oct. 3 recap; next meeting Jan. 19

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: Oct. 3 recap; next meeting Jan. 19

On Monday, October 3, 2016, eight technical writers braved the rain to eat tacos, debate style guides, review award-winning technical writing, and contemplate other interesting topics. The STC Canada West Coast chapter President, Stephen Gauer, brought award-winning documentation from the 2016 STC International Summit Awards for us to peruse and discuss. We discussed style guides…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: April 13, 2016 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: April 13, 2016 recap

At the third Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café, six attendees enjoyed Thai food at the Tropical Island restaurant. Highly recommended: their Singapore noodles with shrimp or a curry! After introductions, Serena Beck, who organized the get-together, announced the new volunteer position of Vancouver Island Coordinator. She also let everyone know about the Contractor’s Directory on…

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