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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…

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: next meeting September 19

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Jenny Nelson will join us to share her recent experiences with managing a small team of remote employees, acting as team lead for a larger group of writers, and juggling a full slate of writing projects. Does she find…

STC Canada West Coast chapter offers 10 student memberships

In 2018, the STC Canada West Coast chapter awarded 5 students an STC membership. For 2019, the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Canada West Coast chapter is pleased to cover the $65 (US) annual STC student membership fee for up to 10 post-secondary students in British Columbia. To be eligible, students must provide proof of…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: July 11 recap; next meeting August 8, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: July 11 recap; next meeting August 8, 2018

This month we welcomed a smaller group for coffee and chat. Absentees were, presumably, either lounging on local beaches or holidaying in distant lands. However, the suggestion to skip the August meeting because of anticipated low attendance was met with horrified cries of “Of course not!” So, check below for details of that meeting. Two…

Aug 15, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, 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 want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

July 18, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, 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 want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: July 25 Summer Social

Victoria Tech Comm Café: July 25 Summer Social

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, July 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Our Summer Social is a chance to catch up with Victoria’s tech comm community. Everyone is welcome. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca. Location: Glo Restaurant and Lounge, 104 – 2940 Jutland Rd., Victoria BC The…

Not just a writer! From a content generator to something more

When the much-debated value of a technical writer’s contribution assumes centerstage, nothing says it better than the changing nature of the technical writing profession. Originally the “story-tellers” for the product at hand, writers today, are donning more hats than what they had before. Of course, with much aplomb! The growing competitiveness of businesses translates to…

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